All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Wood Nettle</strong>
<span style="color: blue;">Aquatic</span>
<span style="color: orange;">Caution! - Stinging Hairs</span>
<em>Laportea canadensis</em> /Nettle Family<br>
This is a monoecious plant; notice the greenish female flowers at t...
Wood Nettle
Aquatic
Caution! - Stinging Hairs
Laportea canadensis /Nettle Family

This is a monoecious plant; notice the greenish female flowers at the end of the stem and the cream-colored male flowers blooming lower on the stem. Wood Nettle likes damp areas, look for it near streams and low, wet areas. Caution: like its infamous relative, the Stinging Nettle, it has sharp spines. Look at this plant, but don't touch! Look for it in July.
Perennial
Monoecious
Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior's Path SP, Oak Ridge Greenways

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