Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Urtica gracilis Aiton
Urtica dioica Linnaeus subsp. gracilis (Aiton) Selander
Urtica gracilis has lanceolate leaves which are green on top. It is found along streambeds in the more northern part of the Gila National Forest. Its stems sting hikers as they move through dense stands of these plants.
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Urtica gracilis, photo Russ Kleinman, Catron County, Little Creek, Apr. 28, 2008
Urtica gracilis, branched inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Richard Felger & Leith Young, Aug. 1, 2009
Urtica gracilis, 1x macro of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Cherry Creek Campground, July 22, 2010
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