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?

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Habitat:
Natural rocky openings in dry forests.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
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.

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


Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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