Agastache urticifolia (Benth.) Kuntze
Nettleleaf giant hyssop, Nettle-leaf Horsemint
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
USDA Symbol: AGUR
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf: Dark Green
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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 ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial 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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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Agastache urticifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agastache urticifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agastache urticifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-09-02
Research By: TWC Staff