Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Nettle-leaf Noseburn
Tragia urticifolia
Family: Euphorbiaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1?

Natural rocky openings in dry forests.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early May to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Fruit is a three-lobed pubesent capsule and 5-10 mm wide. Leaves are truncate to subcordate at the base, under 5 cm in length, and some with stinging hairs. The racemose branches occur opposite the leaves.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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