Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4092

Forb
Annual/Short-lived perennial

Non-native: Neotropics
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Waif(s)

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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shade

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately veined
Alternate
Petiole about 1/2 the length of blade

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Perianth absent
2 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in loosely flowered spikes

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Piperales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Peperomia pellucida   FAMILY Piperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Peperomia pellucida   FAMILY Piperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Peperomia pellucida

 

COMMON NAME:
Pepper-elder, Man-to-man, Rat-ear


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image of Peperomia pellucida

Keith Bradley    kab_p_pellucida_74154

May    Miami-Dade County    FL

Leaf blade palmately 5-7-veined, broadly ovate to deltate; surfaces glabrous, per Flora of North America.

image of Peperomia pellucida

Keith Bradley    kab_p_pellucida_74164

May    Miami-Dade County    FL

Spikes can be axillary, terminal, or opposite leaves; solitary (rarely 2+), per Flora of North America.