Urena lobata

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

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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