SMALL-SPIKE FALSE-NETTLE
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Boehmeria cylindrica   (L. ) Sw.
Ottawa County, Kansas
Perennial
Height: 16-40 inches
Family: Urticaceae - Nettle Family
Flowering Period:   June, July, August, September,October
Stems: Erect, usually branched. Plants usually monoecious, rarely dioecious, glabrate or strigose, without stinging hairs.
Leaves: Cauline, opposite, simple; petiole .2 to 2 inches; blade lanceolate to broadly ovate, 1.5 to 6 inches long, .8 to 3 inches wide, margins coarsely serrate, tip acuminate.
Inflorescences: Spike-like, axillary
Flowers: Unisexual; staminate flower tepals 4; stamens 4; rudimentary ovary present; pistillate flower tepals 4, connate, adnate to ovary; style 1, persistent, elongate.
Fruits: Achenes ovate to elliptic, .04 to .06 inch, tightly enclosed by persistent tepals.
Habitat: Moist or wet soil of meadows or low woods, marshes, seeps and springs
Distribution: East 4/5 of Kansas
Origin: Native
Comments: Named for German botanist and physician Georg Rudolph Boehmer, (1723-1803).

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