Leaf of the Stinging Nettle

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Alternate* leaves have heart-shaped bases, pointed tips, and are sharply toothed*. Each leaf and stem is well-equipped with a uniform coating of sharp, stinging needles that can cause injury if touched with bare hands.

Scan created on 10/14/02 by Chris Bersbach.


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