Laportea canadensis Wild Ridge Catalog 2016

Laportea canadensis / Wood Nettle


Why sell a plant that stings? Because it is one of the best perennial greens on the continent, delicious and deeply nutritive. More tender and with a longer harvest season than the related stinging nettle, this is an excellent permaculture plant. Host plant for the Red Admiral butterfly. Wood nettle is a colonial species of rich, moist woods, mostly found along rivers and streams.

Height: 3′ – 4′        Blooms: July – August

Habitat: Moist soil, part sun to shade

Provenance: NJ

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