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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 04 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Midwest

  • City

    Des Plaines

  • State

    Illinois

  • Posted by

    kingerick

Notes:

It was growing wild in Des Plaines, IL. The under side of the leaves have tiny hair like pickers that have irr“tate the skin on contact. It was growing mixed in with some other wild bush. I was told it had medicinal properties.

Comments

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    The flowers look like urtica. Stinging nettle is said to be helpful for arthritis. The plant is said to be useful brewed as a tea… Some people eat stinging nettles as a potherb! http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Plants.Folder/Nettle.html

    July 10th, 2014 at 2:39pm

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    It looks a little like a Mexican herb that I grew in my garden many years ago. Look up the name “Epazote”. It came up wild in my garden for 10 plus years after it took me 5 years to finally get it started. Sorry I just read your notes…….My epazote does not have the hairlike prickles. Perhaps it one of the stinging nettles. Our stinging nettles here in Ohio have more broad leaves.

    July 9th, 2014 at 7:17pm

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