Stinging Nettle Plant of the Month
for July, 2017

Each month, we feature a plant of the San Gabriel Mountains. The Plant-of-the-Month page is taken from the interactive CD-ROM, Plants of the San Gabriel Mountains: Foothills and Canyons V2.0.

This tall, upright plant grows near streams and seeps in the San Gabriels Mountains, as well as most of North America and many other parts of the world. It is flowering now, but the flowers are minute, growing on drooping catkins. It is best not to examing them too closely, unless you are wearing gloves.

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Plant of the Month Archive

June, 2017

Stinging Nettle

Plummer’s Mariposa Lily
(Calochortus plummerae)



May, 2017

Plummer’s Mariposa Lily

Matilija Poppy
(Romneya coulteri)



April, 2017

Twining Snapdragon

Twingin Snapdragon
(Antirrhinum kelloggii)



March, 2017

Fiddleneck

Fiddleneck
(Amsinckia menziesii)



February, 2017

Transverse Range Manzanita

Transverse Range Manzanita
(Arctostaphylos glandulosa)



January, 2017

Basket Bush

Basket Bush
(Rhus aromatica)



December, 2016

San Gabriel Mountains Leather Oak

San Gabriel Mountains Leather Oak
(Quercus durata)



November, 2016

Nevin’s Brickelbush

Nevin’s Brickelbush
(Brickellia nevinii)



October, 2016

Southern Maidenhair Fern

Southern Maidenhair Fern
(Adiantum capillus-veneris)



September, 2016

Coyote Brush

Coyote Brush
(Baccharis pilularis)



August, 2016

Chicoryleaf Wirelettuce

Chicoryleaf Wirelettuce
(Stephanomeria cichoriacea)



July, 2016

Wild Tarragon

Wild Tarragon
(Artemisia dracunculus)



June, 2016

Urn-flowered Alumroot

Urn-flowered Alumroot
(Heuchera caespitosa)



May, 2016

White Fairy Lantern

White Fairy Lantern
(Calochortus albus)



April, 2016

Wavyleaf Indian Paintbrush

Wavyleaf Indian Paintbrush
(Castilleja applegatei)



March, 2016

Sticky Monkeyflower

Sticky Monkeyflower
(Mimulus aurantiacus)



February, 2016

Lemonadeberry

Lemonadeberry
(Rhus integrifolia)



January, 2016

Mule Fat

Mule Fat
(Baccharis_salicifolia)



December, 2015

California Polypody

California Polypody
(Polypodium californicum)



November, 2015

Coulter Pine

Coulter Pine
(Pinus coulteri)



October, 2015

Creek Senecio

Creek Senecio
(Senecio flaccidus)



September, 2015

Lesser Indian Paintbrush

Lesser Indian Paintbrush
(Castilleja minor)



August, 2015

Heartleaf Penstemon

Heartleaf Penstemon
(Keckiella cordifolia)



July, 2015

Lanceleaf Liveforever

Lanceleaf Liveforever
(Dudleya lanceolata)



June, 2015

Goldenstar

Goldenstar
(Bloomeria crocea)



May, 2015

Wild Morning Glory

Wild Morning Glory
(Calystegia macrostegia)



April, 2015

Blue Dicks

Blue Dicks
(Dichelostemma capitatum)



March, 2015

Goldback Fern

Goldback Fern
(Pentagramma triangularis)



February, 2015

Hairy Ceanothus

Hairy Ceanothus
(Ceanothus oliganthus)



January, 2015

White Nightshade

White Nightshade
(Solanum douglasii)



December, 2014

White-flowering Currant

White-flowering Currant
(Ribes indecorum)



November, 2014

Canyon Live Oak

Canyon Live Oak
(Quercus chrysolepis)



October, 2014

California Brickellbush

California Brickellbush
(Brickellia californica)



September, 2014

Bigcone Douglas-fir

Bigcone Douglas-fir
(Pseudotsuga macrocarpa)



August, 2014

Whorlleaf Penstemon

Whorlleaf Penstemon
(Keckiella ternata)



July, 2014

Splendid Gilia

Splendid Gilia
(Saltugilia splendens)



June, 2014

Hooker's Evening Primrose

Hooker's Evening Primrose
(Oenothera elata)



May, 2014

Bush Lupine

Bush Lupine
(Lupinus longifolius)



April, 2014

Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus
(Opuntia Xvaseyi)



March, 2014

California Poppy

California Poppy
(Eschscholzia californica)



February, 2014

Canyon Silk Tasssel

Canyon Silk Tassel
(Garrya veatchii)



January, 2014

White Alder

White Alder
(Alnus rhombifolia)



December, 2013

Common Sunflower

Common Sunflower
(Helianthus annuus)



November, 2013

Wand Buckwheat

Wand Buckwheat
(Eriogonum elongatum)



October, 2013

Engelmann Oak

Engelmann Oak
(Quercus engelmannii)



September, 2013

Great Basin Sagebrush

Great Basin Sagebrush
(Artemisia tridentata)



August, 2013

Willow Herb

Willow Herb
(Epilobium ciliatum)



July, 2013

Indian Milkweed

Indian Milkweed
(Asclepias eriocarpa)



June, 2013

Wall Flower

Wall Flower
(Erysimum capitatum)



May, 2013

Western Thistle

Western Thistle
(Cirsium occidentale)



April, 2013

Baby Blue Eyes

Baby Blue Eyes
(Nemophila menziesii)



March, 2013

Chaparral Virgin's Bower

Chaparral Virgin's Bower
(Clematis lasiantha)



February, 2013

Wishbone Bush

Wishbone Bush
(Mirabilis californica)



January, 2013

Hillside Gooseberry

Hillside Gooseberry
(Ribes californicum)



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