Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Urtica gracilenta Greene
Urtica gracilenta is an erect, lower elevation herb with opposite, nearly orbicular leaves so evenly dentate that they look like gears. They are cordate. The stems and pedicels are densely armed with stinging hairs. Urtica gracilenta is found in the shade beneath trees along streams.
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Urtica gracilenta, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Knight Canyon, May 30, 2007
Urtica gracilenta, stinging spines, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Knight Canyon, May 30, 2007
Urtica gracilenta, axillary flowers, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Burro Mtns., Knight Canyon, Oct. 6, 2007
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