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Florida pellitory, Parietaria floridana


Family: Urticaceae (Nettle)

Group: Dicot

Life span: Annual

Origin: North America

Growth form: Forb/herb

Often called "clear weed", because stems are translucent. Stems are very fragile. Leaves have very fine hairs (requires 15X magnification to see). Leaves are alternate and leaf tips are somewhat rounded with a short point. Flowers form in leaf axil. Prefers shady conditions and does not tolerate hot weather.