Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4111

Subshrub; Forb
Biennial/Short-lived perennial
Monoecious

Non-native? original distribution obscure
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare in Coastal Plain, a waif elsewhere

Look for it on old rock and brick walls, in urban areas, hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Greenish
Unisexual
3-4 sepals
Petals absent
3-4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pilea microphylla   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pilea microphylla   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 059-05-003:
Pilea microphylla   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Pilea microphylla

 

COMMON NAME:
Rockweed, Artillery Weed


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image of Pilea microphylla

Keith Bradley    kab_p_microphylla_77710

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, 0.5-1.8cm long, 1-6mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Pilea microphylla

Keith Bradley    kab_p_microphylla_77719

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

Stems trailing to ascending, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.