Urtica chamaedryoides

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Urtica chamaedryoides
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Urtica
Species: U. chamaedryoides
Binomial name
Urtica chamaedryoides

Urtica chamaedryoides, commonly called heartleaf nettle,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the nettle family. It is native to the Southeastern United States and northern Mexico, where it is often found in wooded areas that are rich and moist.[2] In some areas of Florida, it has become a lawn and pasture weed.[3]

Like other nettles, Urtica chamaedryoides produces stinging hairs that cause an insect-venom like sting when touched. It produces small green flowers that are wind pollinated.


  1. ^ "Urtica chamaedryoides". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Flora of North America
  3. ^ http://www.freshfromflorida.com/content/download/12625/152050/botcirc34.pdf Botany Circular No. 34 Fla. Dept. Agric. & Consumer Services September/October 1999