lanceolate, ovate, triangular
May - October
0.2 - 0.6
Similar to other species of Tragia. Tragia urens is smaller with leaves that are narrow, with smooth, wavy margins. Its leaves are widest at the middle and have no stinging hairs. Tragia smallii is only 5 - 10" tall with broadly oval to elliptic leaves. Tragia cordata is trailing or twining plant with heart-shaped leaves with petioles as long as the blade. It also has no stinging hairs.
Found in dry, sandy soil of woods, fields, and prairies, from central Texas to Galveston County and in northwest Louisiana extending down to the prairie parishes.
Dry sandy soil in open woods and fields, and on roadsides.