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Urtica australis
Height: 0.7m;  Spread: 1m
A large leaved stinging nettle from the Chathams and Stewart Is. Fast growing and attractive, good for Red Admiral butterflys. Not good for sensitive people.
» Click here for our Urtica article published in the Titirangi Tatler, August 2010...
» Click here for our Moths and Butterflies article published in the Fringe, February 2013 ...
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The admiral butterflies were as thick on this plant as monarchs often are on swan plants.
Near point Munning, Chathm Island. Growing happy on the hightide mark.
Urtica australis.