OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pilea microphylla   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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, Rockweed, Artillery Weed

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, Rockweed, Artillery Weed

Keith Bradley    kab_p_microphylla_77719

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

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

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 059-05-003:
Pilea microphylla   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Pilea microphylla

 

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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

Habitat: Marl prairies, hammocks, pine rocklands, old rock and brick walls, urban areas, hammocks, especially in thin soil over limestone, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stinging trichomes absent

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Margins entire

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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