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Clearweed (Pilea)

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Clearweed Genus Details

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Pilea is a large group of frost-tender herbs grown widely as houseplants. They grow from 4-12" tall. They have light gray fern-like foliage with leaves 2-3" long. Flowers are reddish to greenish in color.

Clearweed Allergy Info

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A heavy pollinator and member of the nettle family, this genus is likely allergenic. Incidents of allergic reactions are not reported widely in the U.S., however.

Clearweed Pollen Description

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Pollen grains are oblate-spheroidal to spheroidal, and are small with a rounded-triangular amb. The grains are 2-4 porate and the pores are circular.
Pollen grains are usually 12-15 micrometers.

Species in This Genus

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Allergenicity Legend:
Mild Allergen Mild Allergen  |  Moderate Allergen Moderate Allergen  |  Severe Allergen Severe Allergen  |  Allergy Test Allergy Test Available
Clearweed (Pilea) is a genus of the URTICACEAE family.
This genus includes the following allergenic species:

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Clearweed Genus Location

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The shaded areas on the map indicates where the genus has been observed in the United States. Click the map to see a full scale version of these allergy areas.
  - Native, observed in a county
  - Introduced, observed in a county
  - Rarely observed

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