Scientific Name - Alternanthera flavescens HBK.
[Alternanthera ramosissima (Mart.) Chod.
Achyranthes ramosissima (Mart.) Standl.]
Family - Amaranthaceae
Much branched, spreading, hairy perennial often sprawling over low vegetation. Leaves elliptic, thin, sharp-pointed, opposite, with short petioles. Flowers in papery, white, round to oblong heads on long stalks. Reproduces by seed. Found in sandy, open, disturbed areas and woods. Occurs in southern peninsula of Florida. Also found in the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America.