Fatoua villosa (Thunb.) Nakai - Hairy Crabweed
Family - Moraceae
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Flowering - July - October.
Habitat - Disturbed sites, waste ground.
Origin - Native to tropical Asia.
Other info. - This scuzzy tropical weed can be found in a handful of scattered Missouri counties. The plant was only recently reported (2001) in Missouri and was first reported in the United States around 1969. The plants spreads quickly becasue the seeds are transported with horticultural materials. It is considered a noxious weed in North America.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Lee County, AL., 8-18-04.