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Boerhavia diffusa (Red spiderling)
Cliffe, Harry

Boerhavia diffusa

Boerhavia diffusa L.

Red Spiderling

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)

Synonym(s): Boerhavia glabrata

USDA Symbol: BODI3

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


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul



Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0527 Collected Jul 27, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 1120 Collected Oct 12, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2008-07-13
Research By: DEW

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