Nettle Family

NAME Latin Urere to Burn

FORM Fiberous herbs, shrubs and small trees.

Genera     45                 

Species  550 in our area 13 (Gray); 8 (B&B)43

Distribution  Mostly in the tropics

Flowers  small and inconspicuous, unisexual, borne in clusters in the leaf axils. 

#Parts  0 petals calyx 4-5 lobes   

Symmetry Regular

Leaves Simple opposite or alternate – many with stinging hairs