Plant Identification Database:
Urticaceae (Nettle)

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

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CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
BUDS
STEM
ECOLOGY
IMAGES
Common Name
Scientific Name
Genus
Family
Order
Class
LV: Arrangement
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Size
LV: Form
LV: Edge
LV: Apex
LV: Base
LV: Surface
LV: Venation
LV: Color
FL: Parts
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Position
FL: Size
FL: Season
FL: Petals
FL: Sepals
FL: Stamen
FL: Pistil
FL: Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Size
FR: Seed
FR: Color
FR: Season
BU: Scales
BU: Arrangement
BU: Color
BU: Shape
BU: Leaf Scars
ST: Type
ST: Size
ST: Growth
ST: Surface
ST: Color
ST: Pith
ST: Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name
Scientific Name
Urticaceae (Nettle) Urticales Dicotyledonae Opposite Serrate (coarsely, finely) Indstingushable Green; Brown Raceme Axillary
Prickle
Images Note: Be advised that identity may be inaccurate.
False nettle; Bog hemp Boehmeria cylindrica Boehmeria Urticaceae (Nettle) Urticales Dicotyledonae Opposite Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Ovate >1" Whole Serrate Indstingushable Green Spike Axillary <1" Herbaceous >1' Erect Wetland False nettle; Bog hemp Boehmeria cylindrica
Wood nettle Laportea canadensis Laportea Urticaceae (Nettle) Urticales Dicotyledonae Wood nettle Laportea canadensis
Clearweed Pilea pumila Pilea Urticaceae (Nettle) Urticales Dicotyledonae Opposite Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Ovate <1" Whole Serrate Acute Obtuse Indstingushable White; Green Axillary; Clustered Summer; Fall Herbaceous <1' Fleshy, succulent Clearweed Pilea pumila
Stinging nettle Urtica dioica Urtica Urticaceae (Nettle) Urticales Dicotyledonae Opposite Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Ovate <1" Whole Serrate (coarsely) Acute Rounded Indstingushable Green/Brown Axillary; Clustered <1" Summer; Fall Herbaceous >1' Angled (4A.); Prickle leaf cooked Roadside; Waste places next to porch Thornliebank Stinging nettle Urtica dioica
Common Name
Scientific Name
Genus
Family
Order
Class
LV: Arrangement
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Size
LV: Form
LV: Edge
LV: Apex
LV: Base
LV: Surface
LV: Venation
LV: Color
FL: Parts
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Position
FL: Size
FL: Season
FL: Petals
FL: Sepals
FL: Stamen
FL: Pistil
FL: Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Size
FR: Seed
FR: Color
FR: Season
BU: Scales
BU: Arrangement
BU: Color
BU: Shape
BU: Leaf Scars
ST: Type
ST: Size
ST: Growth
ST: Surface
ST: Color
ST: Pith
ST: Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name
Scientific Name
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
BUDS
STEM
ECOLOGY
IMAGES