OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 10 taxa in the family Urticaceae, Nettle family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Canada Wood-nettle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Laportea canadensis   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Laportea canadensis   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Laportea canadensis 059-01-001   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Habitat: Moist, nutrient-rich forests, seepage swamps, especially abundant in cove forests in the Mountains and bottomlands in the Piedmont

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: West Indian Wood-nettle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Laportea aestuans   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Laportea aestuans   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Habitat: Waste ground and agricultural areas (e.g. tree farms)

Waif(s)

Non-native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: European Stinging Nettle, Great Nettle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Urtica dioica ssp. dioica   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Urtica dioica ssp. dioica   FAMILY: Urticaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Urtica dioica 059-02-001   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomlands, roadsides, other disturbed areas, primarily in calcareous soils

Rare or waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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speaker icon Common Name: American Stinging Nettle, Slender Nettle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis   FAMILY: Urticaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Urtica dioica 059-02-001?   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests and edges, particularly over limestone or mafic rocks

Rare

Native to North Carolina, naturalized in Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Weak Nettle, Dwarf Stinging Nettle, Heartleaf Nettle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Urtica chamaedryoides   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Urtica chamaedryoides   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Urtica chamaedryoides 059-02-002   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Habitat: Rich moist soil, usually on floodplains

Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Nettle, Swamp-nettle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Boehmeria cylindrica   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boehmeria cylindrica   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boehmeria cylindrica 059-03-001   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, bottomland forests, bogs, tidal marshes, other marshes, other wetlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Ramie

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Boehmeria nivea   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boehmeria nivea   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boehmeria nivea 059-03-002   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed suburban areas, waste ground

Waif(s)

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Florida Pellitory

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Parietaria floridana   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parietaria floridana   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Habitat: Coastal shores, sometimes weedy in calcareous situations or around greenhouses

Rare in Coastal Plain, a waif elsewhere

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Greenfruit Clearweed, Richweed, Coolwort, Canadian Clearweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Pilea pumila   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pilea pumila   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pilea pumila 059-05-001   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, bottomlands, freshwater marshes, tidal marshes, disturbed wet ground

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Rockweed, Artilleryweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Pilea microphylla   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pilea microphylla   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pilea microphylla 059-05-003   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Habitat: Marl prairies, hammocks, pine rocklands, old rock and brick walls, urban areas, hammocks, especially in thin soil over limestone

Rare in Coastal Plain, a waif elsewhere

Native at least to Florida, the original distribution unclear

 


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