Nettle family : URTICACEAE (HAMAMELIDAE) in Australia
including Cecropiaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
Don Herbison-Evans
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Christine Ashe
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Australina pusilla
Shade Nettle
Morwell Park, Victoria

Dendrocnide excelsa
Giant Stinging Tree
Photo: courtesy of Rob Whyte, Brisbane

Dendrocnide photinophylla
Shiny Stinging Tree
Photos: courtesy of Rob Whyte, Brisbane

Myriocarpa longipes
Angel Hair Tree
Royal Botanic Gardens,
Sydney, November 2008

Parietaria judaica
Spreading Pellitory
Concord, December 2006

Pilea cadierei
Aluminum Plant
specimen: courtesy of Ginger Factory,
Yandina, April 2007

Pilea nummularifolia
Creeping Charlie
Wyee, March 2008

Pipturus argenteus
Australian Native Mulberry
Photos: courtesy of Rob Whyte, Brisbane

Urtica incisa
Scrub Nettle
Morwell Park, Victoria

Urtica urens
Dwarf Nettle
Wyee, September 2008

A number of Australian Butterflies and Moths have larvae that prefer to feed on plants in URTICACEAE, including:


Hypolimnas anomala

Mynes geoffroyi

Vanessa itea

Theretra queenslandi

Theretra radiosa

Arcte coerula

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(updated 3 January 2013, 24 January 2014)