Diodia virginiana L.
Virginia buttonweed, Buttonweed
Rubiaceae (Madder Family)USDA Symbol: DIVI3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: In ditch, 45 m south of wooden bridge--Oakwell Farms.
Habitat: In alkaline mud and standing water. Full sun. Dense colony. Little else growing there.
Description: Ascending perennial from fibrous roots, rooting at nodes, to 45 cm tall. Most fork in upper third, some lower or not at all. Leaves sessile, lanceolate, to 1 x 6 cm, glabrous. Corolla white, tubular, flaring to 4 salverform lobes. Fruit leathery, 6-ribbed, crowned by 2 prominent calyx teeth.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 27, 1987
Specimen number: 240
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0467
Accession Date: Jul 27, 1993
Accession Number: 36 Annotations: SCFRB