Taxon  Report   8186    
Urtica dioica  L.  ssp. gracilis  (Aiton) 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, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis
© 2009 Margo Bors
Genus: Urtica
Parent: Urtica dioica
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Urtica californica
PLANTS: Urtica strigosissima
PLANTS: Urtica serra
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More information about  Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).