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Nettle three leaf

Observed: 24th June 2011 By: martin weatherheadmartin weatherhead’s reputation in Plants
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Nettle found under Berberis bush and shaded by oak. Found by son picking tips (hence none in photos). The plant has three stems two with the normal pairs of leaves opposed with a 90 degree rotation between nodes. The third stem has triplets of leaves and a 60 degree rotation between nodes.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) interacts


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Variation in nettles

How much variation is there in nettles. I have never seen this before, it seems a very strange mutation and not the whole plant.

Martin Weatherhead