Fatoua villosa (Thunb.) Nakai
Family: Moraceae
hairy crabweed
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Mark Czarnota  
Etymology: Fatoua: unknown derivation
Plants: annual forb, up to 3'-4' tall; sap not milky; taprooted
Leaves: alternate; triangular with somewhat heart-shaped base, deeply rounded teeth
Flowers: purplish-green, no petals; inflorescence of several flowers in 1" rounded clusters (cymes) from the leaf axils; blooms summer into fall
Fruits: white, oval, 3-angled achene that explodes when ripe
Habitat: fields, disturbed areas, often with ornamental plants
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Fatoua villosa image
Mark Czarnota  
Fatoua villosa image
Merel R. Black  
Fatoua villosa image
Merel R. Black  
Fatoua villosa image
Merel R. Black  
Fatoua villosa image
Mark Czarnota  
Fatoua villosa image
Merel R. Black  
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