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Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) is common in canyons and washes of the Spring Mountains. I took this picture on top of Big Falls near the stream. The red flowers in the background are crimson columbines.
Even though the hairs of Stinging Nettle will irritate your skin on contact, the plant itself has a lot of medicinal properties and it has been used as a remedy for arthritis since ancient times.