Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
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Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Andro-monoecious [having bisexual and staminate flowers on the same plant]
Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: West Indies
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This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- Forest Health Assessment & Applied Sciences Team: New Invaders of the Southeast
- SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
- USDA Federal Noxious Weeds, 091820
IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Alternate or opposite
Leaves have petioles.
Densely pubescent overall with grayish stellate hairs
5-lobed synsepalous calyx
5-parted rotate corolla
Bisexual & staminate
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