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Observations of the Month: Stinging Nettles (Urticaceae)

Dwarf Nettle (Urtica urens)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/70230358 by @andyjones1

Hoary Nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54278783 by @docprt

Western Nettle (Hesperocnide tenella)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/42434757 by @kmerrill

The plants featured this month are armed with specialized hairs filled with an irritating chemical solution which can be injected into the skin of unsuspecting ...more ↓

Posted on April 15, 2021 17:24 by milliebasden milliebasden | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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The San Diego County Plant Atlas project is a multi-year citizen science project designed to better understand the diversity and distribution of the local flora of San Diego County, California using scientific vouchers as the primary data source. The Plant Atlas project was created by the San Diego Natural History Museum and began in 2003. This botanical endeavor has increased our ...more ↓

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