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Facts About this Plant:
- Common Names: Caesarweed, Congo Jute, Bur Mallow
- Synonyms: Urena trilobata
- Lifespan: Annual, or Tender Perennial
- Zones: 9+
- Type: Forb
- Bloom Time: Year round, where warm
- Status: Native
Urena lobata, or Caesarweed, is arguably native to Florida. Some sources say it is introduced from the tropics, while some consider it native. We consider it native. It is a tender perennial, or also an annual that grows in open woods. Where warm, it blooms all year round; in more northern areas, it blooms in early to mid summer, with beautiful pink flowers that look like a small hibiscus flower.
This species is quite easy to identify. In addition to its small hibiscus-like flowers, its bur-like seed pods are not like many in the family.
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