Urena lobata

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Urena lobata
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Photo by Wayne Matchett, SpaceCoastWildflowers.com
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Urena
Species: U. lobata
Binomial name
Urena lobata
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Natural range of Urena lobata from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Caesarweed

Taxonomic notes





U. lobata has been found in slash pine forests, live oak woodland, swamp shores, and along lake shores.[1] It is also found in disturbed areas including along roadsides, waste areas along canal banks, and wet swales between highways and pine flatwoods.[1]


U. lobata has been observed flowering in January and May to December.[2]


Sweat bees such as Agapostemon splendens and Halictus poeyi (family Halictidae) and leafcutting bees such as Dianthidium floridiense (family Megachilidae) were observed visiting flowers of Urena lobata at the Archbold Biological Station,[3]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

Cultural use

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References and notes

Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Florida State University Herbarium Database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: May 2021. Collectors: George R., Cooley, R. J. Eaton, Robert K. Godfrey, Robert Kral, O. Lakela, John Morrill, D. Wise, and Jean W. Wooten. States and counties: Florida: Collier, Indian River, Osceola, Polk, Putnam, and St Johns.
  2. 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
  3. Deyrup, M.A. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowering plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.