Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1083

Forb
Annual
Monecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, freshwater marshes, tidal marshes, disturbed wet ground, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Unisexual
3-4 sepals
Petals absent
3-4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pilea pumila   FAMILY Urticaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pilea pumila var. pumila   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 059-05-001:
Pilea pumila   FAMILY Urticaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Pilea pumila var. deamii

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Adicea pumila

 

COMMON NAME:
Greenfruit Clearweed, Richweed, Coolwort


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picture of Pilea pumila, image of Pilea pumila

JK Marlow    jkm100721_076

July    Greenville County    SC

picture of Pilea pumila, image of Pilea pumila

JK Marlow    jkm100721_078

July    Greenville County    SC

Foliage shiny, bright green; leaves 3-veined from blade base to apex, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Pilea pumila, image of Pilea pumila

JK Marlow    jkm120830_291

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Leaves long-stalked, egg-shaped, coarsely toothed, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

picture of Pilea pumila, image of Pilea pumila

JK Marlow    jkm120830_293

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

picture of Pilea pumila, image of Pilea pumila

JK Marlow    jkm140809_451

August    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

picture of Pilea pumila, image of Pilea pumila

JK Marlow    jkm130928_667

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Staminate and pistillate flowers in mixed, axillary, 1-sided panicles, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Pilea pumila, image of Pilea pumila

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_pumila_clearweed_2

September        

Greenish flowers in short drooping clusters, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Pilea pumila, image of Pilea pumila

JK Marlow    jkm111008_804

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve