Taxon  Report   4118 
Hesperocnide tenella  Torrey
Western nettle,  Western stinging nettle, Western stingingnettle
Hesperocnide tenella
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Hesperocnide tenella
© 2003 Michael Charters
Hesperocnide tenella
© 2006 Steve Matson
Hesperocnide tenella, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Hesperocnide tenella
© 2006 Steve Matson
Genus: Hesperocnide
(many plant communities)
Habitat: slopes
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Hesperocnide tenella
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 19, 2018).

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