Parietaria pensylvanica pellitory Urticaceae PAPE; NY, ct;

 

Parietaria pensylvanica.Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Parietaria pensylvanica.Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org (Accessed 4/2014).

Parietaria pensylvanica is an annual herb, finely hairy, 10-40 cm tall, stem somewhat translucent, pale green. 

Leaves alternate, stalk thin, often pinkish, translucent; blade lance-shaped 3-8 cm long, tip tapered to rounded tip, base wedge-shaped, 3-veined from above base, margin entire. 

Flowers green, tiny, amid linear bracts about 0.5 cm long, in mid to upper leaf axils. 

Fruit dry, 1-seeded, shiny, about 0.1 cm long. 

Wetland status: FACU-. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Dry woods, moist banks. Found in moist soil under a park bench.