Urticaceae Family:

Boehmeria cylindrica (False Nettle, Etc.) on 9-18-19, #634-5.

Urticaceae Juss.

The plant family Urticaceae was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.

As of 1-16-23 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 60 accepted genera in this family commonly known as the nettle family. 

I have identified 1 wildflower on the farm in the family and grown a couple of others. You can click on the plant’s name under the photo to go to their own pages.

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family.


Boehmeria cylindrica (False Nettle) on 9-18-19, #634-8.

There is a good-sized colony of Boehmeria cylindrica (False Nettle) that enjoys growing behind the back pond on my farm. This species is easily identified… Common names include False Nettle, Small-Spike False Nettle, Bog Hemp, and possibly others.


Pilea microphylla (Artillery Plant) on 7-19-16, #274-58.

I brought home a Pilea microphylla (Artillery Plant) in 2014 and 2016 from local greenhouses. My first experience was when one was growing in a pot with a Pitcher Plant I ordered online in 2009…


Soleirolia soleirolii (Baby Tears) on 9-5-18, #502-1.

My sister and niece came to go plant shopping at the local greenhouses in 2018 and she bought a Soleirolia soleirolii (Baby Tears). I took a cutting from her plant and it took off and did very well. Common names include Baby’s Tears, Mind-Your-Own-Business, and possibly others.


That’s all I have for now in this family of plants. You never know what I will run across…


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