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Urtica dioica subsp. galeopsifolia

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Scientific name: Urtica dioica L. subspecies galeopsifolia (Wierzb. ex Opiz) Chrtek

Diagnostic features
Plant without stinging hairs.
Non-stinging hairs relatively fine and dense, c.20-25 microns across at base.
Lowest flowering node 13th-22nd from base.

Chromosome number: 2n=26.

Habitat
Usually in damp places, fens and riverbanks, not weedy situations.

Distribution
Probably scattered over most of Britain and Ireland. Usually with leaves longer and much narrower than in ssp. dioica.

This species is keyed out at Page 2513: Urtica dioica in the Text Key.

The 2 subspecies apparently do not differ constantly in morphology or chromosome number, and may form fertile hybrids; intermediates occur.

Urtica dioica subsp. galeopsifolia
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