Brazil Pusley

Scientific Name -
Richardia brasiliensis (Moq.) Gomez
Family - Rubiaceae

Perennial with hairy, many branched stems from a thickened woody rootstock. Leaves opposite, hairy, connected by thin membrane with hair like projections on top. Flowers white, in clusters. Distinguished from Florida Pusley by presence of fruit with short stiff hairs and thickened rootstock. Reproduces by seed and rootstock. Found in lawns, roadsides, and disturbed areas. Occurs from Texas to Virginia along the costal plain. Also found in Mexico, South Africa, Indonesia and Hawaii. Native to South America.