Species Detail

Urtica chamaedryoides Pursh.
Stinging nettle


Scientific Name:  
Urtica chamaedryoides Pursh.
Common Name:  
Stinging nettle
Myaamia Name:  
aa$oo$iwia (Gatschet), literally, 'stinger'
Uses:  
Undetermined
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Urtica chamaedryoides Pursh.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Description  Urtica chamaedryoides is the only stinging nettle within Miami territory that is about 1 foot tall
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "ashushuwia; nettle; or species of weed; the leaves of which produce a burning or itching juice and are hence regarded as poisonous. They bear no flower; the stalk is about 1 foot tall"
Botanical Sources  
Urtica chamaedryoides Pursh.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs in moist woods and thickets in the southern portions of eastern Miami lands and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Urtica chamaedryoides Pursh.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Although no use is mentioned by Dunn or Gatschet for this species; the fact that a word was recorded leaves open the question if this nettle was also used for fiber. It is possible; but it would be a less desirable species due to its short stature and hence; shorter fibers