Slender Nettle (Urtica gracilis)
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Family: Urticaceae (Nettle)
Height: 2 to 3 ft.
Blooms: July to September
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 0.1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Irregular blossoms
Location: Butler-Freeport Trail
More photos of this flower
- Tall Nettle
Slender nettle has a narrower leaf. Tall nettle may be much taller, though there is overlap between the two species.
- Wood Nettle
Slender nettle has a narrower leaf, while that of wood nettle is ovate.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.