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Boerhavia purpurascens

Boerhavia purpurascens A. Gray

Purple Spiderling

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Boerhaavia purpurascens

Purple Spiderling


Location: 14511 Star Cross Trail, Helotes.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: West facing hill under Juniperus ashii; seems to favor partial shade. Soil very stoney and rocky, but w/soil between stones and rocks.

Description: Robust perennial with lower stems and roots woody. Stems decumbent, up to 2 m long. Inflorescense a clump of groups of 2-3 flowers all densely covered w/stalked glands, sticky. Colored petals 2 x 1.5 mm, many have nectar; stamens-2, exerted, dorsifixed.

County: Bexar
Collector: Mike Fox
Collection Date: Sep 17, 1994
Specimen number: 120

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0923B
Accession Date: Sep 27, 1994
Accession Number: 69

Annotations: (In flower & fruit)

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