An invasive exotic form the Mediterranean, Caesarweed has spread throughout our area. Along with the swamp hibiscus, it is a member of the mallow plant family, displaying the same 5 petal flower shape. Leaves are covered with star shaped plant hairs that give the leaves a rough texture. The dried fruits, covered with miniature hooked spines, snap easily from the plant & stick to clothes and animal fur. A category 2 invasive, this plant has not altered plant communities to the extent that category 1 plants have.
Latin Name: Urena Lobata
Habitat: Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock
Species Alert Invasive Exotic