Page author: David Giblin
Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea
stinging nettle

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: In deep, rich soil or near moisture, sagebrush deserts, shady lowlands and mountain slopes, sea level to subalpine.

Flowers: May-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Urtica dioica L. ssp. holosericea (Nutt.) Thorne
Publication: Aliso. 6: 68. 1967.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Urtica dioica L. var. holosericea (Nutt.) C.L. Hitchc. [HC]
Urtica dioica L. var. occidentalis S. Watson
Urtica gracilis Aiton ssp. holosericea (Nutt.) W.A. Weber
Urtica gracilis Aiton var. holosericea (Nutt.) Jeps.
Urtica holosericea Nutt.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea atlas page.

CalPhotos: Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea photos.

USDA Plants: Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea information.

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