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Agastache urticifolia

Agastache urticifolia (Benth.) Kuntze

Nettleleaf giant hyssop, Nettle-leaf Horsemint

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: AGUR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Numerous leafy, 4-sided stems with opposite leaves and, near top, pale pink to lavender, bilaterally symmetrical flowers in dense circles crowded into tight spikes.

Agastache, from the Greek agan (much) and stachys (ear of grain), refers to the flower clusters. The spikes, short corolla lobes, and protruding stamens are distinctive.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf: Dark Green
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Southeastern British Columbia south through eastern Washington and eastern Oregon to southern California, and east to western Colorado and western Montana.
Native Habitat: Open slopes in woods.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Agastache urticifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agastache urticifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agastache urticifolia

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2009-09-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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