Plant family: Lamiaceae - Mint
Plant type: Groundcover
Plant origin: N/A, California
Coastal Sage Scrub, Riparian
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam
Edible , Fire Resistance, Important to Native People
Nettle is a low growing, perennial shrub that is commonly ound in northern areas of the state, but varieties exist in the south in areas of high water. The flowers are a pinkish-purple, with large, cerrated egded leaves that are a light yelloiwsh green. They do not do well in pots, but are great in shady, moist locations were water is prevelant, although they have a tendency to spread. The leaves are used in many medicinal teas and are great for mulch or compost. The leaves are also poisonous to the touch, so where gloves when handling.
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