Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3913

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia (possibly introduced in NC)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in vacant lots, road shoulders, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Purplish-red to reddish-pink or nearly white
Bisexual
5-lobed campanulate-to-rotate, petaloid calyx
Petals absent
Inferior ovary
Flowers in dichasial panicles

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Boerhavia diffusa   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Boerhavia diffusa   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Boerhavia diffusa

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Spiderling, Spreading Hogweed


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image of Boerhavia diffusa

Keith Bradley    kab_b_diffusa_73714

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Inflorescence branches divergent, terminating in clusters of 2-5 flowers, per Flora of North America.