ⓘ Parietaria praetermissa

                                     

ⓘ Parietaria praetermissa

Parietaria praetermissa, the clustered pellitory, is a plant species native to the coastal plains of the southeastern United States, i.e., Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina. It grows in hammocks, waste places, calcareous outcrops, etc., at elevations of 10 m.

Parietaria Praetermissa is an annual, trailing herb with a height up to 55 cm 22 inches. The leaves are ovate or lancolate, up to 6.5 cm by 2.6 cm in length.

According to Hinton, Parietaria praetermissa for many years mistakenly called Parietaria floridana. However, when Hinton examined samples of the type of P. floridana, he found that she different types, the only thing that was nummularia Parietaria. According to the rules of Botanical nomenclature, this meant that the P. nummularia should be renamed P. floridana, and species that have long been referred to as P. floridana was actually undescribed species, one of which Hinton described as P. praetermissa.