OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 067-02-002:
Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) -
Boerhaavia erecta

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Boerhavia erecta

 

COMMON NAME:
Erect Spiderling


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image of Boerhavia erecta, Erect Spiderling

Keith Bradley    kab_b_erecta_77394

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Lucille Hammock Preserve

Flowers without calyx-like involucres, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 067-02-002:
Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) -
Boerhaavia erecta

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Boerhavia erecta

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3914

Forb
Annual

Native to Florida & possibly GA; introduced in the Carolinas

Habitat: Sandy fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, railroad yards, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Calyx white to pink, petaloid
Bisexual
5-lobed campanulate-to-rotate, petaloid calyx
Petals absent
Inferior ovary

Flowers in dichasial panicles

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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