Calflora
Taxon  Report   6067    
Parietaria pensylvanica  Willd.
Pennsylvania pellitory
Parietaria pensylvanica
© 2009 Michael Charters
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Parietaria pensylvanica
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
Parietaria pensylvanica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Parietaria pensylvanica
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
Family: URTICACEAE  
Genus: Parietaria
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Parietaria obtusa
PLANTS: Parietaria occidentalis
PLANTS: Parietaria pensylvanica var. obtusa
More information about  Parietaria pensylvanica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PAPE5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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