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Hesperocnide sandwicensis

Hesperocnide sandwicensis (Weddell) Weddell

Hawaii Stinging-nettle, Hawaii Stingingnettle

Urticaceae (Nettle family)


USDA Symbol: HESA5

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Subalpine woodlands to alpine areas.


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


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

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