Rustweed (Polypremen)

Scientific Name - Polypremum procumbens L.
Family - Loganiaceae

Perennial with diffusely branched stems from a central crown. Leaves opposite, linear, green becoming rusty in color. Flowers near tip of branch among the leaves, white, four-lobed. Fruit dry, heart-shaped. Reproduces by seed. Occurs in wet bottomlands up into dry sandhills, in virtually all open habitats. Found from Long Island south through Florida, and west to Texas, Missouri and Colorado. Also found in the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America.