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Mysterious nettle mystery solved. I think

Jay 6a Chicago
3 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago

I think I was mistaken in the past about the identity of a local nettle that has no sting. I thought it was Urtica urens which is very similar to dioica in leaf. There's another species I overlooked, Urtica gracilis. It was considered a variety of dioca, but is now at species status.https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/savanna/plants/sl_nettle.htm

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