Urtica dioica L. subsp. gracilis (Ait.) Seland.

A noxious stinging plant found in the southwest in moist montane habitats. This subspecies is found nearly throughout the United States and is native. Subspecies dioica is introduced. Compared to Urtica gracilenta, the leaves are longer and narrower.

Plant habit near Bluff Springs in the Sacramento Mountains, Otero County, New Mexico, 16 Jun 2007.

Pistillate flowers near Bluff Springs, 16 Jun 2007.

Leaves near Bluff Springs, 16 Jun 2007.

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