OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Laportea canadensis   FAMILY Urticaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Laportea canadensis   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 059-01-001:
Laportea canadensis   FAMILY Urticaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Urticastrum divaricatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada Wood-nettle


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JK Marlow    jkm090405_029

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

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JK Marlow    jkm120424_528

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Often forms the dominant herbaceous layer in rich cove forests by midsummer, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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Keith Bradley    kab_l_canadensis_0703

May    Richland County    SC

Three Rivers Greenway

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JK Marlow    jkm100730_259

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm100730_263

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

Leaves alternate, broadly ovate, sharply toothed, 3-6" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Tim Spira    tpslcanadensis

July        

Flowers in terminal & axillary panicles: the upper female, lower male, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm150808_666

August    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm210824_3059

August    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

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JK Marlow    jkm210824_3062

August    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

Leaves egg-shaped and coarsely toothed; stem bristly with stinging hairs, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


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Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_091421gsmnp46

September    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm111008_813

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

Achenes crescent-shaped, pendulous on winged pedicels, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Laportea canadensis   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Laportea canadensis   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 059-01-001:
Laportea canadensis   FAMILY Urticaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Urticastrum divaricatum

 

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796

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Moist, nutrient-rich forests, seepage swamps, especially abundant in cove forests in the Mountains and bottomlands in the Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stinging trichomes present

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish
Unisexual
Staminate flowers=Radially symmetrical; Pistillate=Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals in staminate flowers, 4 sepals in pistillate flowers
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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