Hi everyone, welcome back to our wildflower series! Today’s wildflower is the “hairy hedge nettle”, also called the “rough hedge nettle”. Usually when we think of nettles it’s the stinging nettle that comes to mind which can be a rather painful plant to encounter. However, these don’t have that problem and do have beautiful flowers. This is a native wildflower that blooms from June to August and can grow up to 4 feet (120cm) tall. It grows in sunny spots or partially shady areas and prefers wetter soil in fields, along streams, rivers and lakes. The flowers are 1/2 to 3/4 inch (12 to 18mm) long and grow in clusters at the top of the stem. Here in Canada they can be found from Manitoba to New Brunswick. In the US they are found from North Dakota, down to Texas and across to the east coast. Thanks for reading today, have a beautiful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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