False Nettle
Host Plant for the Red Admiral Butterfly

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False Nettle; Boehmeria cylindrica

Host or Larval Food Plant for Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta and Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis butterflies.

False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) host or larval food plant for Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) and Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis).

False Nettle Boehmeria cylindrica
host or larval food plant for Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
and Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis.
Red Amiral (Vanessa atalanta) caterpillars create a nest of the leaves of False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica), one of their host plants.
Red Amiral Vanessa atalanta caterpillars
create a nest of the leaves of
False Nettle Boehmeria cylindrica,
one of their host plants.

Botanical Name: Boehmeria cylindrica

Common Names: False Nettle

Plant type: Perennial tender shrub

Light: Sun, light shade, shade

Size: Grows to 4 feet into a bushy beautiful green shrub. The more you trim the plant, the bushier it grows. Enjoys nitrogen rich fertilizer.

Water: streams.Prefers moist soil. Will grow in

Soil: Grows best in rich moist soil

Propagation: Seed, cuttings

Note: Host plant for Red Admiral and Question Mark butterflies.