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Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (Ait.) Seland.
California nettle, Stinging nettle
USDA Symbol: urdig
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Highly irritating to the skin, this Nettle should not be handled. However, the very young shoots and top leaves may be cooked and served as greens or used in soups and stews. The family and genus names come from the Latin uro (I burn).
AK , AL , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: NB
, PE USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
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Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff