Lesser Clearweed (Pilea fontana)


Pilea Fontana, or more commonly know as Lesser Clearweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Pilea. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Pilea Fontana or Lesser Clearweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Pilea
  • Family: Urticaceae
  • Order: Urticales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW+) 2(FACW+) 3(FACW) 4(OBL) 5(OBL)

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