Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Pilea pumila (L.) A.Gray image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Urticaceae
Pilea pumila (L.) A.Gray
Canadian clearweed
Pilea: for shape of larger sepal in fertile flower in original species which partly covers achene, like the pileus or "felt cap," of the Romans
pumila: dwarf
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-20" tall, smooth forb with no stinging hairs; stems translucent; often forming colonies
Flower: green, 3- to 4-parted, 1/8" wide; inflorescence branched clusters from the middle and upper leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:oval dry, yellowish to pale green seed with purple edges
Leaf:long-stalked, opposite, shiny, slightly transparent, with 3 main parallel veins
Habitat: shaded; moist; woods; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Adicea deamii Lunell
Adicea pumila (L.) Raf.
Pilea pumila (L.) A.Gray var. deamii (Lunell) Fernald
Pilea pumila (L.) A.Gray var. pumila
Urtica pumila L.

         
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