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Boerhavia coccinea (Scarlet spiderling)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Boerhavia coccinea

Boerhavia coccinea Mill.

Scarlet Spiderling

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)

Synonym(s): Boerhavia caribaea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous , Puberulent
Leaf Apex: Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Truncate
Inflorescence: Axillary , Terminal

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Blooms sometimes extend to winter.


USA: AZ , CA , FL , HI , MD , NC , NM , TX , VA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Boerhavia coccinea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Boerhavia coccinea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Boerhavia coccinea


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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