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|Species: Urtica dioica|
Stinging nettle has toothed, hear-shapped leaves. The stem is hallow, four-sided, and covered in stinging hairs.
Habitat & Range
Stinging nettle is found along trail-sides, in forests, and wet areas. They are native to Eurasia, but found throughout much of North America.
CAUTION: The stinging hairs of this plant cause a burning feeling when touched.
The flowers of this plant are tiny, and hang in clusters at the leaf axils. They are in bloom from June through September.
Stinging nettle is perennial.
Featured image by James Dake.