Hawaii Invasive Plant Pest Advisory for a New Stinging Nettle

New Plant Pest Advisory for a stinging nettle, West Indian Woodnettle (Laportea aestuans).

This invasive plant is a new introduction to Hawaii and is a threat as an agricultural weed. It appears to be getting into the State with potted plants and in potting mix.

If you see this plant, report it immediately to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Plant Pest Control Branch at 973-9538.

More information: http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/pi/ppc/npa-1/Laportea%20aestuans%20NPA.pdf


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  1. I would gladly purchase a pot if this plant can be mailed. Please contact me if this is possible. Thank you

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