Definition of False nettle
1. Noun. Any of several flowering weeds of the genus Boehmeria lacking stinging hairs.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Boehmeria, Genus Boehmeria
Specialized synonyms: Boehmeria Nivea, China Grass, Chinese Silk Plant, Ramee, Ramie
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Literary usage of False nettle
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1. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"When tillage is impracticable, close and persistent cutting will prevent seeding and starve the roots. false nettle Boehmeria ..."
2. The Fairyland of Flowers: A Popular Illustrated Botany by Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick (1890)
"false nettle.—No "stings." Smooth, sometimes hairy. Alternate leaves. Fertile flowers have a cup-shaped calyx with a narrow mouth, Inside the calyx is the ..."
3. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Boehmeria cylindrica (L.) Swartz var. cylindrica Bog-hemp; false nettle Herbaceous perennial Moist, shady ground of wet woods and stream margins. ..."
4. The Fairyland of Flowers: A Popular Illustrated Botany for the Home and School by Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick (1890)
"The Elm and the Hackberry set off by themselves ; the Fig, the Mulberry and the Osage- Orange by themselves: and the Nettle, the false nettle, ..."
5. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"false nettle. (Named after George Rudolph Boehmer, a German Botanist. ... false nettle. 4. PARIETARIA. Linn.—Pellitory. (From the Latin paries, a wall; ..."
6. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... includes the rich- weed, P. pumila, formerly U. pumila, a smooth plant with translucent stems, quite common in moist and shady places.—The false nettle ..."
7. Report (1913)
"Low grounds in open woods. Common. 157. Boehmeria cylindrica (Lin.) Swz. false nettle. Low grounds. Common. Order XIV. Polygonales. Family 27. ..."