False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)
This unique plant is similar to the stinging nettles but lacks the stinging bulbs at the base of the hairs. It has small green/white flowers that bloom spike-like through summer until October. Although there is no nectar for the butterflies to enjoy, this plant is extremely important for the Commas, Question Marks, and Red Admirals as a host plant. Enjoy this plant in sunny to shady moist grounds, and watch as the caterpillars munch on the foliage of the False Nettle.