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Florida pellitory

Habit Herbs, annual or short-lived perennial, 1-4 dm.

10-20-branched, decumbent to ascending.


blades orbiculate to deltate, 0.7-2.7 × 0.5-1.7 cm, base truncate, rounded, or very broadly cuneate, apex smoothly attenuate or occasionally slightly acuminate.


involucral bracts 1.5-2 mm;

tepals ca. 1.5 mm, nearly equal to bracts.


light brown, symmetric, 0.5-0.8 × 0.3-0.6 mm or less, apex obtuse, mucro ±apical;

stipe centered, short-cylindric, abruptly flared basally.

Parietaria floridana

Phenology Flowering winter–spring.
Habitat Weedy places, around masonry, woodland and shrub borders, shell mounds, sandy beaches, roadsides, Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains
Elevation 0-30 m (0-100 ft)
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Parietaria praetermissa has been misidentified as P. floridana by some authors.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 3.
Parent taxa Urticaceae > Parietaria
Sibling taxa
P. hespera, P. judaica, P. pensylvanica, P. praetermissa
Synonyms P. nummularia
Name authority Nuttall: Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 208. (1818)
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