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Boerhavia coccinea

Red Spiderling, Scarlet Spiderling

Boerhavia coccinea
Boerhavia coccinea
Boerhavia coccinea
Boerhavia coccinea

Life form2, 3: forb, perennial
Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas, yards, disturbed areas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: opposite
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: ovate
leaf surface3: glandular or hairy
leaf margin3: entire or sinuate
Flower color2: dark red
Flowering period2: Apr. to Nov.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Nyctaginaceae (4-o'clock family)
Synonym(s)1: Boerhavia caribaea, Boerhavia diffusa
Status: introduced,common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Barry M. Goldwater Range

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