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Hesperocnide tenella

Hesperocnide tenella Torr.

Western Nettle, Western Stinging Nettle, Western Stinging-nettle, Western Stingingnettle

Urticaceae (Nettle family)


USDA Symbol: HETE5

USDA Native Status: L48 (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: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun


Native Habitat: Moist, shaded places in chaparral, deserts, grasslands and woodlands, or in open areas.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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