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Agastache urticifolia (Benth.) Kuntze
Nettleleaf giant hyssop, Nettle-leaf Horsemint
USDA Symbol: AGUR
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Subshrub Leaf:
Dark Green Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
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. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2009-09-02
Research By: TWC Staff