Red Spiderling

Scientific Name - Boerhavia diffusa L.
[Boerhavia coccinea Mill.
Boerhavia repens L.]
Family - Nyctaginaceae

Perennial from a taproot with few to many prostrate stems. Leaves opposite, stalked, irregularly rounded. Flowers reddish, in widely branched, sparse bunches at tips of stem, sticky. Fruit very small, club-shaped, sticky. Reproduces by seed and broken taproots. Occurs in disturbed sandy areas. Found in North Carolina (rare), Florida, and from Texas to California. Also occurs in Mexico, Central and South America, and West Indies.