Smallspike False Nettle


aka: Bog Hemp
Boehmeria cylindrica
Urticaceae


White Swish



White/pale green flowers arise in spikelets from leaf axils July to September, plants are usually dioecious - with male and female flowers on separate plants branches occasionally, serrated leaves up to 4"long are slightly pubescent - green above and white-ish below, unlike most 'Nettles' - these plants have no stinging hairs, host plant for several butterflies and moths (including the Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta), Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma), Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis), and Flowing-line Bomolocha (Hypena manalis).

Average To Moist
Sun To PartShade
2-5' tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-10a
Perennial

Native Range: s NB, QC & ON, south and west to s AZ & s FL

Germination - Very Easy: No treatment.

Smallspike False Nettle Seed Packet $4.00
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