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Pilea pumila

Clearweed (Pilea pumila) Other common names: Coolweed, Dwarf Clearweed, Richweed, Wood Clearweed

Other scientific names: Adicea pumila, Urtica pumila

French names: Piléa nain

Family: Nettle Family (Urticaceae)

Flowers: Summer, Autumn;  Green/Brown;  Indistinguishable parts (petals)

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 438   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: pumila: dwarf

Photographs: 27 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Clearweed (Pilea pumila) flowers

Clearweed flowers.

Clearweed (Pilea pumila) plant

Clearweed flowers are arranged along the stem.

Clearweed (Pilea pumila) plant

Clearweed (Pilea pumila) leaf

Clearweed leaf.

Clearweed (Pilea pumila) plant and leaves

Clearweed (Pilea pumila) stem

The transluscent stem gives Clearweed its common name.

Range map for Clearweed (Pilea pumila)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)