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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Alternanthera sessilis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Alternanthera sessilis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sessile Joyweed


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image of Alternanthera sessilis, Sessile Joyweed

USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org    bug_0015010

Month Unknown        

image of Alternanthera sessilis, Sessile Joyweed

Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org     bug_5376308

Month Unknown        

image of Alternanthera sessilis, Sessile Joyweed

Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org     bug_5376309

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Alternanthera sessilis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Alternanthera sessilis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2948

Terrestrial or occasionally aquatic; Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Tropics

Habitat: Disturbed wet muck, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent
5 stamens, united at base

Flowers in axillary spikes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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