Smooth Chaff-flower

Scientific Name -
Alternanthera paronychioides St. Hil.
Family - Amaranthaceae

Creeping perennial, usually with hairy stems. Leaves opposite, elliptic to spatulate, pointed to round tip. Flowers in white, papery, round to oblong sessile heads in leaf axils. Reproduces by seed and stem fragments. Found in open, sandy, disturbed areas and sandy lawns. Occurs from North Carolina south into Florida and west into Texas. Also occurs in the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, and South America.