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Flora of Scotts Creek Watershed

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Urtica dioica - Stinging Nettle

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Family Name: Urticaceae

Common Names: Stinging Nettle, California Nettle, Slender Nettle, Tall Nettle

Origin: Native to California

Life Form and Duration: Perennial Herb