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Urtica holosericea

Hoary Nettle and Giant Stinging Nettle.

We currently do not grow this plant.

A large perennial that is liked by butterflies and other native insects.(You\'ll hate it as it is a very large stinging nettle.) I\'ve seen it in Carpinteria on a north slope mixed with Ribes speciosum, Umbellularia, Rubus ursinus, Quercus agrifolia and Sambucus mexicana. In Los Osos I walked past a patch of Ceanothus griseus into a patch of Salix lasiolepis (in shorts) , I was stung to discover the plants growing with the Salix(and above my head) were Urtica. The foliage looks something like Catnip, or Catmint, flowers are rather ugly green-yellow. If you need to protect a water source, e.g., a pond, from people, stinging nettle has merits. This plant will go drought dormant and disappear until water reappears.

Urtica holosericea tolerates sand and clay.
Urtica holosericea is great for a butterfly garden.
Urtica holosericea's foliage type is evergreen.
Urtica holosericea's flower color is yellow.

Communities for Urtica holosericea:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Red Fir Forest, Mixed-evergreen Forest, Riparian (rivers & creeks) and Yellow Pine Forest.

ph: 5.00 to 8.00
usda: 6 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 3.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 4.00
rainfall[cm]: 100.00 to 1300.00

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