Plant ID forum: Chamber Bitter (Phyllanthus urinaria)

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Name: Linda
Sunmerfield, Florida
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MsPalm
Jul 20, 2015 3:35 PM CST
This has been growing lately, just wondering it this is a weed. I think the leaves are so pretty. I live in Central Florida and moved here in December.
If anyone can let me know I would appreciate an answer.
Thanks in advance.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 20, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Yep.
Welcome to Florida MsPalm. Good thing you asked!!
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 20, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Niruri (phyllanthus niruri) AKA chamberbitter.
Can be used as an herb. Apparently good for kidney stones...

But... Incredibly prolific...
Said to begin flowering as a two week old seedling!
http://www.walterreeves.com/lawn-care/chamberbitter-mimosa-w...

This is one to toss in the trash, or in the grill, just don't add it to the compost pile!

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Phyllanthus urinaria
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Name: Linda
Sunmerfield, Florida
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MsPalm
Jul 20, 2015 3:50 PM CST
Thanks for your quick response it sure is pretty, but toss it I will. 👍 Thank You!
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 20, 2015 3:55 PM CST


Edit:
phyllanthus urinaria
Not phyllanthus niruri

Chamber Bitter (Phyllanthus urinaria)
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 21, 2015 7:04 AM CST
MsPalm, Welcome to Florida & to ATP! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Ummmmm, even tossing it ~~~ you now live in Florida ~~~ you sorta have to get used to the weeds. Hilarious! Hilarious! That stuff is everywhere & I mean EVERYWHERE. The best you can hope to do is keep it out of your planting beds but it will keep showing up. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Linda
Sunmerfield, Florida
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MsPalm
Jul 21, 2015 3:39 PM CST
Thank Thank You!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 21, 2015 4:04 PM CST
You're welcome Linda. Smiling

Honestly, it is a pretty plant & it sure is xeric. If it didn't disappear in the winter it might actually be something to consider using for lawn material. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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purpleinopp
Jul 22, 2015 7:46 AM CST
If it didn't get so tall, I'd rationalize not pulling it out. There is hope though. If you can get them pulled before they drop seeds, you should see WAY fewer next year.
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Name: Linda
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MsPalm
Jul 22, 2015 9:33 PM CST
Thank you

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