Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


796

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist, nutrient-rich forests, esp abundant in cove forests in the Mountains & bottomlands in the Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish
Unisexual
Staminate flowers=Radially symmetrical; Pistillate=Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals in staminate flowers, 4 sepals in pistillate flowers
Petals absent

FRUIT:
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):
Laportea canadensis   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Laportea canadensis   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 059-01-001:
Laportea canadensis   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Laportea canadensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Wood Nettle