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Parietaria pensylvanica Muhl. ex Willd.

Pennsylvania pellitory

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderUrticalesIncludes cannabis, nettles, mulberries, elms, others
FamilyUrticaceaeNettle family
GenusParietariaDerives from the Latin parietarius, “of walls,” which descends from Greek paries, “a wall,” where the plant likes to grow, as Pliny knew when he described it
SpeciespensylvanicaOf or from Pennsylvania

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Parietaria obtusa Rydb. ex Small

Parietaria occidentalis Rydb.

Parietaria pensylvanica Muhl. ex Willd. var. obtusa (Rydb. ex Small) Shinners


Parietaria pensylvanica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Parietaria pensylvanica (Pennsylvania pellitory)

12/12/2020 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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