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Urticaceae (Nettle Family)
The Urticaceae are herbs with stinging hairs. They have sepals, but no petals, and the flowers are axillary. The two members of this family in the Gila National Forest seem to be segregated with Urtica gracilenta to the south, and Urtica dioica subsp. gracilis more to the north.