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Drift Seeds and Drift Fruits
... on the island of Maui. The rosettes of sword-shaped leaves are covered with silvery hairs that reflect light and heat and provide insulation against the intense solar radiation and ... with hard, woody seed coats. In species of Mucuna the pods are covered with whiskerlike, stinging hairs--presumably to discourage ravenous seed predators. The pods develop from clusters of greenish, bat-pollinated ...
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Wayne P. Armstrong Bibliography
... 53 (1): 38-43 119 ARMSTRONG, W.P. 1992 LOOK BUT DON'T TOUCH: PLANT STINGING HAIRS ZOONOOZ 65 (8): 17-19 120 ARMSTRONG, W.P. 1992 MUDMIDGETS IN CALIFORNIA FREMONTIA 20 ...
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Tropical Vegetables
... use raw. Most varieties of chaya have small stinging hairs that are harmless after cooking, but the variety ECHO sells is free of these hairs. A USDA study in Puerto Rico reported that ...
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In The Grow - July 2006
... and ropey, with fine hairs along the whole length. Do you have any idea what it is? A. Stinging nettle is most likely the culprit, with its stinging hairs along the stems and ... .htm, the small, hollow hairs in stinging nettle contain several irritating substances, such as histamine, serotonin, acetylcholine and formic acid. These substances, coupled with the hairs' ability to scratch the skin ...
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Genus of the Week
... "uro", which means "I burn". The genus Urtica is most easily recognized by the tiny stinging hairs that adorn the leaves and stems of many of its species. Unfortunately (and I speak ... the Urticaceae family. The Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System has detailed information about U. dioica (Stinging Nettle), considered a noxious weed in that country. Visit Plant Viruses Online to find out ...
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Plants For A Future - Useful Weeds
... every child learns to recognise, it is the stinging nettle. Just one brush up against the stinging hairs on its leaves is enough to produce ... of the way places where it is allowed to prosper. Stinging nettles have a huge range of uses, only a few ... . Readers Comments Useful weeds John Fielding Sun Apr 2 2006 Young Stinging Nettles leaves make a nutricious soup, with potatoes, garlic, onion, stock ...
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Stinging nettle
... Stinging nettle Florida Forest Plants Stinging nettle (Cnidoscolus stimulosus) Stinging nettle, also called bullnettle, spurge nettle, or tread softly, is one southeastern native to beware of. The tiny stinging hairs that ... pod-like capsules are covered with stinging hairs. Stem: The stems of the plant are stout and sheathed in spiny, toxic hairs. Habitat: Stinging nettle grows in dry, sandy soils, ...
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Order Rosales
... nectar to attract insects. Sepals are fused at their base. Plants often bear thorns or hairs. Fruits are achenes, drupes or aggrgates. Many Rosales are grown for fruit or other products ... . Many of the Urticaceae (Nettle Family) are best avoided, but the genus Pilea is without stinging hairs and includes succulent species with attractive variegated foliage. This page is copyright RJ Hodgkiss 2006 ...
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Urticaceae
... stinging hairs and should be approached with caution. Members of the genus Laportea take this to extremes with poison including formic acid contained in barbs on the stem or silicaceous hairs. ... systems. The accumulated materials can be recovered from harvested plants. Pilea species have no stinging hairs and some are grown as small houseplants for their attractively variegated foliage. A few ...
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Stinging Nettle Information
... cases, the culprit is probably the stinging nettle, Urtica dioica. Stinging Nettles are perennials that belong in ... Stinging nettle also spread using rhizomes or underground roots that shoot out to the side. When a human brushes by the plant and it touches their skin, the tiny hollw hairs ... crispus and grows in the same habitat as stinging nettle. Stinging Nettle also has an interesting history as ...
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