Taxon  Report   8186 
Urtica dioica  L.  ssp. gracilis  (Aiten) Selander
American stinging nettle,  California nettle
Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis
© 2009 Margo Bors
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Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis
© 2007 Matt Below
Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis
© 2007 Matt Below
Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis
© 2009 Margo Bors
Genus: Urtica
Parent Record Urtica dioica
Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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PLANTS: Urtica californica
PLANTS: Urtica strigosissima
PLANTS: Urtica serra
PLANTS: Urtica procera
PLANTS: Urtica major
PLANTS: Urtica lyallii
PLANTS: Urtica lyallii var. californica
PLANTS: Urtica gracilis
PLANTS: Urtica dioica var. procera
PLANTS: Urtica dioica var. lyallii
PLANTS: Urtica dioica var. gracilis
PLANTS: Urtica dioica var. californica
PLANTS: Urtica dioica var. angustifolia
PLANTS: Urtica cardiophylla
PLANTS: Urtica viridis
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2016).

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