Taxon  Report   8187    
Urtica dioica  L.  ssp. holosericea  (Nutt.) Thorne
Giant creek nettle,  Hoary nettle, Mountain nettle, Stinging nettle
Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
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Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea
© 2011 Orrin Winton
Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
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: Urtica dioica
Communities: 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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Urtica breweri
PLANTS: Urtica dioica var. holosericea
PLANTS: Urtica dioica var. occidentalis
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More information about  Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 24, 2019).