Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, bogs, tidal marshes, other marshes, other wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish
Unisexual
4 sepals (staminate)/2-4 sepals (pistillate)
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Boehmeria cylindrica   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Boehmeria cylindrica   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 059-03-001:
Boehmeria cylindrica   FAMILY Urticaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Boehmeria cylindrica

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Boehmeria drummondiana

 

COMMON NAME:
False Nettle


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bocy_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_bocy_005_lvd

        

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Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_0556

July    Haywood County?    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Inflorescence of small compact glomerules along leafless lateral branches, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Boehmeria cylindrica

JK Marlow    jkm090710_005

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Boehmeria cylindrica

JK Marlow    jkm090710_007

July    Greenville County    SC

Tiny flowers in small headlike clusters arranged along spikes in leaf axils, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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Gill Newberry    gn10_boehmeria_cylindric2

October        

image of Boehmeria cylindrica

Gill Newberry    gn10_boehmeria_cylindrica

October        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbcylindrica_keowee1

Month Unknown        

Similar to Laportea but it lacks stinging hairs and has opposite leaves, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


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