Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2029

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

Non-native: Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, vegetable and flower gardens, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-lobed calyx
4 stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Multiple of nutlets

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Fatoua villosa   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fatoua villosa   FAMILY Moraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Crabweed, Mulberry-weed, Foolish-weed