Hi, Dr. Hill,
Another full sun, pond-side plant from the rural Fall Line region. The photos were taken on August 25. I’m also attaching a photo of the complete plant and a close-up of the inflorescence which also highlights the fine hairs lining the edges of the leaves and along the stems. Mature plants turn a darker shade of green. It’s not a showy plant, but I’m interested in its usefulness to insects.
this is the false nettle, Boehmeria cylindrica. It is related to stinging nettle but has no stinging hairs. I don’t know its uses, but I’m sure you can find some on Google.
Steve Hill, Ph.D., Botanist, SCNPS