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Old 05-26-2017, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default white wildflower on Outer Banks

This plant was growing all along the Sweetgum trail in Nags Head Woods Preserve. The flower is small and delicate looking, but the leaves are much larger. The stems are definitely covered in fine hairs, but in the photos the leaves do not appear to be hairy. That being said, I did not touch them to find out.

The closest plant I can find is "Tread softly", with a hundred other names, Cnidoscolus stimulosa, which apparently stings so I am glad I did not handle it. However this species has visibly hairy leaves in all the descriptions and photos I found.

I would appreciate input if any of you recognize it.

white wildflower on Outer Banks-flower-id-2-nags-head-woods.jpg

white wildflower on Outer Banks-flower-id-nags-head-woods-may-2017.jpg
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