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stinging nettle


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Common Name:  
stinging nettle
Myaamia Name:  
aašoošiwia
Description:  

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Description 

Urtica chamaedryoides is the only stinging nettle within Myaamia lands that is about 1 foot tall, and an annual.  Urtica dioica is a much larger, perennial nettle.

Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat 

Occurs in moist woods and thickets in the southern portions of eastern Myaamia lands and throughout western Myaamia lands.

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Description 

"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".

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895  

Literal meaning is 'stinger'.