Tragia urens Linnaeus. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, sandy woodlands, pine rocklands, other dry woodlands. Dist: Se. VA south to s. FL and west to TX, mostly on the Coastal Plain, but ranging into the Piedmont and Mountains in NC, SC, GA, and AL.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Tragia urens is variable in (at least) leaf form, and may represent a complex including Tragia smallii; the group needs additional study, as well as resolution about generic placement.
Synonymy: = C, F, Fl2, FNA12, G, K3, K4, RAB, Va, W, WH3, Govaerts, Frodin, & Radcliffe-Smith (2000), Miller & Webster (1967); > Tragia linearifolia Elliott – S; > Tragia urens L. – S