Can you identify this weed?

Asked August 21, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

This weed was found in the owner's flower garden. When she tried to remove it, she was pricked and now she has a rash on her hand.

Luce County Michigan

1 Response

It is stinging nettle, Urtica dioica. It can cause a rash and itching. It spreads by underground rhizomes. Use gloves and long sleeves to remove it.