Tragia ramosa Torr.  
Family: Euphorbiaceae
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[Tragia angustifolia Nutt.,  more]
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Plant: perennial, < 0.5 m, monoecious, rough-hairy; hairs stinging, nettle-like; stem 1-3 dm Leaves: generally simple, cauline, alternate; stipules persistent, 1-4.5 mm, lanceolate to ovate; petiole 2-20 mm; blade 1-2 cm, lanceolate to ovate, base truncate to ± lobed, margin coarsely, sharply toothed INFLORESCENCE: raceme, terminal or opposite leaf, 0.5-1 cm, ± spreading; pedicels 1-2 mm; staminate flowers 2-4; pistillate flower 1; staminate flowers above pistillate flowers Flowers: Staminate flower: sepals 4-5, ± 1 mm, recurved; petals 0; stamens 3-6, = sepals, filaments ± flattened; nectary 0; Pistillate flower: sepals 5, 1.5-2 mm; petals 0; ovary < 2 mm diam, puberulent to finely bristly, 3-chambered, styles fused in lower 1/3 Fruit: capsule, 3-4 mm, 6-8 mm wide, depressed-spheric, sparsely and finely bristly; Seed 2.5-3.5 mm, ± spheric,1 per chamber, smooth or ± rough; scar not appendaged Misc: Dry, rocky slopes, scrub, pinyon/juniper woodland; 900-1700 m
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