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Urtica chamaedryoides Pursh. Dwarf Stinging Nettle, Heartleaf Nettle, Ortiguilla. Phen: Sep-May; Nov-Jul. Hab: Rich moist soil, usually on floodplains. Dist: WV, KY, se. MO and OK south to FL, TX, and s. Mexico; very rare east of the Blue Ridge. Notable disjunct eastern locations include Stevens Creek (McCormick County, SC), Congaree Swamp (Richland County, SC), and various sites on very rich levees of the Roanoke River (NC).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Gaddy & Rayner (1980) reported the common winter flowering of this species in our area.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA3, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mex, NcTx, NY, RAB, S, S13, WH3, Grosse-Veldmann & Weigend (2017), Woodland (1982); > Urtica chamaedryoides Pursh var. chamaedryoides – Tx; > Urtica chamaedryoides Pursh var. runyonii Correll – Tx

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Urtica chamaedryoides, Florida Caverns State Park, Jackson County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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