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Phyllanthus Urinaria

Botanical Name:

Phyllanthus urinaria

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Annual, Weed, A herb with slender subwoody stems.

Lifespan

Annual

Flower

Insignificant small greenish-yellow-white male and female flowers on same plant. Female flowers form from the first to middle part of the leaf and male flowers from the middle to the tip.

Fruit

Green or greenish red .12" in diameter divided into three parts. The surface has scales that are raised and when it dries it expel seeds for dispersal.

Taxonomy

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Phyllanthaceae

Genus

Phyllanthus

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