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Parietaria pensylvanica (Pennsylvania pellitory)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Parietaria pensylvanica

Parietaria pensylvanica Muhl. ex Willd.

Pennsylvania pellitory, Pennsylvania cucumber plant

Urticaceae (Nettle Family)

Synonym(s): Parietaria obtusa, Parietaria occidentalis, Parietaria pensylvanica var. obtusa

USDA Symbol: pape5

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

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , ON , SK

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National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FAC FACU 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:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Jacob's Well Natural Area - Wimberley, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0869 Collected May 4, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 1076 Collected May 3, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
NPSOT 0168 Collected Apr. 26, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0762 Collected May 1, 1994 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-0102 Collected 2007-05-29 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2010-03-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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