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Connecticut Plants
Wood Nettle
Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell

The stems of wood nettle have stinging hairs.

  • Family: nettle (Urticaceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods, streambanks
  • Height: 2-4 feet
  • Flower size: tiny, in feathery clusters around 2 inches long
  • Flower color: greenish white
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell