Cooley’s Hedge Nettle
Climate, elevation: Low elevation in wetter areas
Local occurrence: Common in Pacific North West
Habitat preferences: Very common in and near stream channels and also found in open woods, clearings and roadsides.
Plant strategy type/successional stage: Common under story species in open forests. Often found of gravel bars near rivers and streams in low elevations.
Associated species: Very closely related to Mexican hedge nettle.
May be collected as: Seed, or as division.
Collection restrictions or guidelines: Collect seeds from July- August, cuttings from mature plant
Seed germination: No seed dormancy. Germinates 15 days after sowing, with 40% success (Young, 2001).
Recommended seed storage conditions: Seeds should be stored in cool dry place (Young, 2001)
Propagation recommendations: Place flat on heated bench, and let establish for at least a month
Soil or medium requirements: Peat based mix, with coarse materials and plenty of water, to simulate streamside conditions.
Care requirements after installed: If installed in properly moist area, watering is not necessary
Young, Betty. 2001. Propagation
protocol for production of container Stachys
ajugoides Benth. var. ajugoides plants (4
inch pot); Golden Gate National Parks,
Pojar, Jim and Markinnon,
Andy. 1994. Plants of The
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