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Pilea nummulariifolia

Common Name(s):
Creeping Charlie
Categories:
Edible Plants, Perennials
Comment:

Creeeping groundcover perennial plant in the Urticaceae family. Often grown indoors as a house plant.  When outside it is considered weedy.  Each oval leaf is bright to glossy medium green with small scalloped edges.  Veins appear to be sunken giving the interveinal sections a puffy, crinkly look.  Flowers are white greenish but are ingisnificant. Sprawling fleshy stems can root at the nodes where stems contact soil so it can be quite weedy.   If planting outdoors do so in protected frost-free areas or use as a bedding or container annual.  

 

  

Season:
spring, summer, fall, winter
Height:
4-6 inches
Flower Color:
insignificant
Hardiness:
zones 11-15
Propagation:
stem cuttings
Exposure:
partial sun, to deep shade
Soil:
well-drained, loam or sand
Edibility:
Leaves are edible and can be used in teas.
Tags:
houseplant, partial shade, weed, tropical, green, perennial, hanging basket, hanging houseplant, partial sun, wall, deep shade, rock garden

NCCES plant id: 2850

Pilea nummulariifolia Pilea nummulariifolia
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Pilea nummulariifolia close up of leaves
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Pilea nummulariifolia Trailing over a rock wall
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0