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Boehmeria grandis

Boehmeria grandis (Hook. & Arn.) A. Heller

Akolea, Hawaii False Nettle

Urticaceae (Nettle family)

Synonym(s): Boehmeria grandis var. cuneata, Boehmeria grandis var. kauaiensis, Boehmeria stipularis, Urtica grandis

USDA Symbol: BOGR3

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Habitat: Along streams, on slopes, ridges or valley floors in mesic valleys, mesic to wet forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
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.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Web Reference

Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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