Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1524

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

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

Common

Look for it in dry woodlands and rock outcrops, particularly over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 5-15mm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellowish-green/ Purplish
Unisexual
3-5 sepals in staminate flowers, 3-8 sepals in pistillate flowers
Petals absent
2-3 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tragia urticifolia   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tragia urticifolia   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-06-002:
Tragia urticifolia   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Tragia urticaefolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Nettleleaf Noseburn, Tragia


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Roxanna Martin    rlm52910_69b

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves triangular-ovate, leafbase truncate to subcordate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm100624_045

June    Greenville County    SC

Stem bristled with white hairs that may sting, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_006b

June    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140617_041

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140617_043

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140617_044

June    Greenville County    SC

Leaves triangular-lanceolate with rounded or heart-shaped bases, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm140617_084

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Tragia urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140617_084b

June    Greenville County    SC

Staminate flowers with 3-5 sepals and 2-3 stamens (no petals), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Tragia urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140617_090

June    Greenville County    SC

Spherical capsule in 3s, 4-10mm wide, greenish with white bristles, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Tragia urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140617_091

June    Greenville County    SC

Capsule 3-locular, 7-8mm in diameter, each locule 1-seeded, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140617_093

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140617_096

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140718_931

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140718_931b

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Spikes with 1-2 female flowers at base, 11-40 male flowers above, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Tragia urticifolia

Roxanna Martin    rlm71110_32

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Pistillate flowers with 3-8 sepals and 3 stigmas, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82810_225

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Tragia produce seeds that are used by Northern Bobwhite and songbirds, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Tragia urticifolia

Roxanna Martin    rlm82910_47

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82910_49

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm161009_871

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm161009_874

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest