Mystery plant 030

This plant can be found throughout the central and eastern portions of North America.  When you know the plant’s common and scientific names, post them in a comment.  Also please share any personal story you may have about this plant.

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Plant in early spring

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Plant in summer

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Group of plants in late summer

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Arrangement of leaves along stem; male flowers

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Female flowers (above plant); male flowers (lower on plant)

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Closer view of female flowers and developing seeds

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images):  Wood nettle (Laportea canadensis)

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4 Responses to Mystery plant 030

  1. Andrew says:

    It’s the wood nettle (Laportea canadensis). It’s an excellent edible good for tea, veggie stock, braised greens, or fresh eating for the adventurous.

  2. Lori C says:

    Nettles?…hated them when i was little, but now i know that they’re a nutrient powerhouse

  3. sandra says:

    yes, these are nettles..Never ate them but heard so much about their health benefits.

  4. Angelyn says:

    Andrew is absolutely correct. This is Wood nettle (Laportea canadensis) which is our native nettle. See a previous post which compares Wood nettle with Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). I enjoy harvesting and eating Wood nettle — either lightly steamed or as a pesto.

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