Pilea fontana

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Pilea
Species: P. fontana
Binomial name
Pilea fontana

Pilea fontana, the lesser clearweed,[1] is an herbaceous plant which is very similar to Pilea pumila (both occupying an almost identical range covering most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains). They can be distinguished by the appearance of the mature achenes.[2]


  1. ^ "Pilea fontana". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pilea fontana (Lunell) Rydberg". Flora of North America.