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Boehmeria cylindrica - (L.)Sw.
                 
Common Name False Nettle, Smallspike false nettle
Family Urticaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although members of the nettle family, plants in this genus do not have stinging hairs[235].
Habitats Moist or shady ground[43]. Alluvial or moist, deciduous woods, swamps, bogs, marshes, wet meadows and ditches from sea level to 1800 metres[270].
Range Eastern N. America - Florida to Texas, north to S. Quebec, S. Ontario and Minnesota.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Boehmeria cylindrica False Nettle, Smallspike false nettle


Jeff McMillian @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Boehmeria cylindrica False Nettle, Smallspike false nettle
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
   
Physical Characteristics
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Boehmeria cylindrica is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from Aug to September. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required)The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Fibre.

A fibre obtained from the stems is used for cordage, nets etc[169].
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in a warm sandy soil[1] that is very well-drained[200]. We are not sure if this species is dioecious or monoecious[K].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a warm greenhouse, only just covering the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted straight into their permanent positions whilst smaller clumps are best potted up and kept in a cold frame until they are growing away well.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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