HCP's Pocket Wetland Special Features
(Continued)
Plants not specifically associated with wetlands found around the pocket wetland:
-Late Goldenrod (Solidago altissima):
o Perennial herb that can grow up to 2 m tall
o Has small yellow flowers that are arranged on the tops of
branches and form feathery plume-shaped inflorescences
o Goldenrod can grow in moist and dry soils
-Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica):
o Herbaceous perennial flowering plant
o Dioecious- separate male and female plants
o Leaves are opposite and serrated
o The leaves and stems are hairy and contain stinging hairs, which
can cause itching
o Stinging nettles usually grow in roadsides, alluvial woods and moist
deciduous woods
o Nettles are larval food for butterflies and moths
o Stinging nettles have a history of medicinal uses

Stinging Nettle’s stinging hairs, Photo by Madeleine DeManche

Late Goldenrod, Photo by Juliet Kaye
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