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Pennsylvania Pellitory
Parietaria pensylvanica
About Pennsylvania Pellitory (Parietaria pensylvanica) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Parietaria pensylvanica is a species of flowering plant in the nettle family known by the common name Pennsylvania pellitory. It is native to much of North America including every province in Canada except the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon Territory, every state in the United States except Alaska and Hawaii, plus northern Mexico. It grows in many types of habitat, including disturbed areas. It is an annual herb growing decumbent or erect to a maximum height near half a meter. The alternately arranged leaves are lance-shaped or oval with a pointed tip and measure up to 9 centimeters in length. The inflorescence is a cluster of flowers emerging from the leaf axils. The flower lacks petals but it has tiny pointed reddish brown sepals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Red, Brown

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 4.9" - 45.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.21" - 1.87", Coldest Month: 40.8" - 61.0", Hottest Month: 68.5" - 87.3", Humidity: 1.50" - 40.54", Elevation: 7" - 3971"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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