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Parietaria pensylvanica   (Willd. ) Muhl.
Mitchell County, Kansas
Height: 2-16 inches
Family: Urticaceae - Nettle Family
Flowering Period:   June, July, August
Stems: Erect, ascending, or decumbent, simple or branched. Plants monoecious or polygamous, puberulent to pubescent, without stinging hairs.
Leaves: Alternate; petiole 1/5 to 1 inch; blade lanceolate to elliptic or ovate, .8 to 3.5 inches long, .2 to .8 inch wide, margins entire, tip acute to acuminate.
Inflorescences: Few-flowered clusters, axillary.
Flowers: Lower flowers usually bisexual and staminate, upper flowers pistillate; tepals 4, distinct; stamens 4; style persistent or not.
Fruits: Achenes ovoid, 1/25 to 1/20 inch, loosely enclosed by tepals.
Habitat: Woods, thickets, rocky slopes, partially to heavily shaded sites, under trees and shrubs in urban areas
Distribution: Occurs statewide
Origin: Native

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