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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Laportea aestuans   FAMILY Urticaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Laportea aestuans   FAMILY Urticaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
West Indian Wood Nettle


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image of Laportea aestuans, West Indian Wood Nettle

Keith Bradley    kab_l_aestuans_78651

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Plants with stipitate-glandular trichomes as well as stinging trichomes, per Weakley's Flora (2015).


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image of Laportea aestuans, West Indian Wood Nettle

Keith Bradley    kab_l_aestuans_78660

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Staminate & pistillate flwrs in same panicle, or proximal panicles staminate, per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Laportea aestuans   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Laportea aestuans   FAMILY Urticaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3982

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native

Habitat: Waste ground and agricultural areas (e.g. tree farms), per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stinging trichomes present

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Margins regularly serrate or dentate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish?
Unisexual
4-5 sepals in staminate flowers, 2-4 in pistillate flowers
Petals absent
4-5 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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