|Photo by Roger Hammer, Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons|
| Tragia smallii|
|Natural range of Tragia smallii from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Common names: Small's noseburn, Gulf Coast noseburn
Synonym: T. betonicaefolia Nuttall
In the Coastal Plain in Florida and Georgia, T. smallii can be found in recently burned scrubs, scrub oak-wiregrass communities, wiregrass-pine flatwoods, longleaf pine/wiregrass/scrub oak sandhills, recently burned longleaf pine/wiregrass communities, pine savannas, and around ephemeral ponds.   It can also be found along old logging roads, recreation areas, and bulldozed wiregrass-pinewoods. Soil types include loamy sand, sand, sandy loam, and loamy soil.  Associated species include Liatris, Panicum, Leptoloma cognata, Sphenopholis nitida, Euphorbia inundata, Paspalum, Rhynchospora, Macbridea, and Justicia crassifolia. 
This species is thought to be dispersed by ants and/or explosive dehiscence. 
It is fire tolerant; Tragia smallii was found frequently on plots in the Kisatchie National Forest burned 20 times each in March and July from 1962 to 1998, but rarely on plots burned in May. 
Conservation and management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: July 2015. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, H. E. Grelen, Sidney McDaniel, Angus Gholson, Travis MacClendon, Karen MacClendon, Annie Schmidt. States and Counties: Florida: Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, Washington. Georgia: Thomas. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
- Haywood, J. D., F. L. Harris, et al. (2001). "Vegetative response to 37 years of seasonal burning on Louisiana longleaf pine site." Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 25: 122-130.
- Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 14 DEC 2016
- Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.