Bushy Buttonweed

Scientific Name - Spermacoce assurgens
Family - Rubiaceae

Annual with much-branched stems. Leaves opposite, smooth, elliptic to oval, veiny, tapering to sharp tip and a sharp base, with a short petiole. Flowers white, in clusters at the upper nodes, longer than the four lobes of the calyx. Fruit hairy. Reproduces by seed. Found in disturbed areas, lawns, and moist open woods. Occurs throughout Florida and into Louisiana. Also found in the West Indies, Central and South America, Asia, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea and the South Pacific including Hawaii.