artillery-plant

artillery plant

noun
a spreading, tropical American plant, Pilea microphylla, of the nettle family, having small, fleshy leaves and green flowers, grown as a curiosity because the pollen is discharged explosively when dry.
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artillery plant
 
n
any of various tropical urticaceous plants of the genus Pilea, such as P. microphylla, all having stamens that discharge their pollen explosively

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