Taxon  Report   8187 
Urtica dioica  L.  ssp. holosericea  (Nutt.) Thorne
Giant creek nettle,  Hoary nettle, Mountain nettle, Stinging nettle
Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
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Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Genus: Urtica
Parent Record Urtica dioica
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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PLANTS: Urtica breweri
PLANTS: Urtica dioica var. holosericea
PLANTS: Urtica dioica var. occidentalis
PLANTS: Urtica gracilis ssp. holosericea
PLANTS: Urtica gracilis var. greenei
PLANTS: Urtica gracilis var. holosericea
PLANTS: Urtica holosericea
PLANTS: Urtica trachycarpa
ICPN: Urtica gracilis f. densa
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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: Aug 14, 2018).

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