Eucnide urens (Parry ex A. Gray) Parry
Desert Stingbush, Desert Rock-nettle
Loasaceae (Loasa Family)
USDA Symbol: EUUR
A rounded, bushy plant, generally much broader than tall, with stinging bristly hairs and large cream or pale yellow flowers in branched clusters that nearly obscure foliage.
The lovely flowers invite picking, but the hairs sting viciously.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Distribution: Southeastern California to southwestern Utah and western Arizona; south into Baja California.
Native Habitat: Dry rocky places in deserts, often on cliffs.
Web ReferenceWebref 37 - Calscape (2019) California Native Plant Society
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eucnide urens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eucnide urens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eucnide urens
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-04-13
Research By: TWC Staff