Polypremum procumbens [Tetrachondraceae]

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Scientific Name Polypremum procumbens USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Juniper-leaf, Rustweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Tetrachondraceae SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry sandy soil in disturbed areas, roadsides and waste places.
Plant: Low, mat-forming, weedy annual or perennial, 4 to 12 inches tall often with multiple, much-branched ascending stems.
Leaves: Opposite, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 3/8 to 1-inch long.
Inflorescence: One to two small white flowers clustered at forks and at branch tips; less than 1/4-inch across with 4 petals; bearded throat; very short stamens and style.
Bloom Period: April to November.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
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