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The range distribution maps for Tread Softly are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The plant Tread Softly gets its name from the stinging hairs that cover the stem and leaves. Contact with your skin usually results in an intense stinging sensation followed by a red rash that may leave your skin discolored for several days. Other names for this plant are Finger-
This plant grows on sandhills, scrub, pine flatwoods, coastal areas, and waste or disturbed sites. Its range includes the coastal plain from southeast Virginia to south Florida and west to Texas, A native Florida plant, it has been observed in most Florida counties.
The pure white star-
The hairy dark green leaves are 3-
The pictures on this page were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County.