Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3460

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in sandhills, sandy woodlands, other woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1-3mm 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 urens   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tragia urens   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-06-001:
Tragia urens   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wavyleaf Noseburn, Southeastern Noseburn


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image of Tragia urens, Wavyleaf Noseburn, Southeastern Noseburn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trur_001_lvd

        

image of Tragia urens, Wavyleaf Noseburn, Southeastern Noseburn

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_tragia_urens1

June    Scotland County    NC

Smaller than T. urticifolia and without stinging hairs, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Tragia urens, Wavyleaf Noseburn, Southeastern Noseburn

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_tragia_urens1b

June    Scotland County    NC

Leaves narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate to linear, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.