Urtica gracilenta Greene

A painful plant if accidentally brushed against, but luckily uncommon in the southwest. Easily confused with Urtica dioica, which is perennial rather than annual and has longer, narrower leaves.

Plant habit along the Pine Tree Trail at Aguirre Springs on the east side of the Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, 24 Sep 2005.

Staminate flowers at Aguirre Springs, 24 Sep 2005.

Leaves at Aguirre Springs, 22 Apr 2007.

A cauline leaf at Aguirre Springs, 24 Sep 2005.

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