Pilea microphylla

Pilea microphylla

(Military Fern, Artillery Plant)

FAMILY

Urticaceae

Species

Pilea microphylla

Common name(s)

Military Fern, Artillery Plant

Flower colour; life form

Flowers pale. Much-branched herb to 40 cm.

Distinguishing features

Stems often somewhat prostrate, succulent. Leaves opposite, unequal in size, leaf blade may be to 6 x 4 mm. Few flowers in inflorescence, inconspicuous. Common in lawns and shadehouses.

Pilea microphylla