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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Urtica gracilenta Greene (Mountain nettle)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


Habitat: canyons
Life Form: forb,annual
Flower Color: green and white
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Urticaceae ( nettle family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 20. Eudicots: Solanaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-52: 1-66. Published 4 August 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 42 (7.5 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Urtica gracilenta Greene (opens in a new tab).






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