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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

10. Urticaceae, the Nettle Family

1. Pilea Lindl. -- Clearweed

2. Pilea pumila (L.) A. Gray

Very similar to P. fontana and differing mainly as follows: Plants sometimes larger, to 5 dm tall. Leaf blades to 12 cm long, 8 cm wide, thinner and more translucent than in P. fontana; petioles to 8 cm long. Achenes green, often marked with purple, 1.3-2 mm long. Late Jul--Sep. Swampy woods and wooded stream banks; occasional from e ND to c and e NE; (Que. to e ND, s to FL, LA and OK).
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