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
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 and 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: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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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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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
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 26, 2015).

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