OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Boerhavia diffusa   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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, Red Spiderling, Spreading Hogweed

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.

 

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3913

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia (possibly introduced in NC)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, vacant lots, road shoulders, other dry 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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