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I consider this plant weed. But what is it? Zone 7.

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  • Your photos are pretty, but a bit blurry - I can’t clearly see the hairs. To differentiate Urticas, seeing whether it has trichomes (stinging hairs) or not would help, also a leaf that’s fully visible to gauge the width:length ratio and perhaps a photo of the whole plant. And as I said before: where in the world is this growing? – Stephie Aug 9 '18 at 7:20
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This is a stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), it stings as hell so be careful not to touch it with bare hands.

You can also make tea from it.

  • It doesnt sting at all – Aleksandar M Aug 4 '18 at 16:52
  • The leaves are gentle while touching – Aleksandar M Aug 4 '18 at 16:53
  • How about that you made a wrong guess? – Aleksandar M Aug 4 '18 at 17:26
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    Looks like a stinging nettle to me – David Liam Clayton Aug 4 '18 at 18:16
  • Stinging nettles generally won't sting you on the pads of your fingers and palms of hands. – David Liam Clayton Aug 4 '18 at 18:17
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If a plant looks like a stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), but doesn’t sting, it’s probably the (rarer) fen or stingless nettle (Urtica dioica subsp. galeopsifolia - or a crossbreed, which can exhibit traits from both parents to varying degrees, e.g. have fewer stinging hairs. A safe id needs a microscope and chromosome count, though.

Wildflowerfinder.org.uk has useful photos comparing both.

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