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Richardia brasiliensis (Tropical mexican clover)
Cliffe, Harry

Richardia brasiliensis

Richardia brasiliensis Gomes

Tropical Mexican Clover, Brazil Pusley

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)


USDA Symbol: RIBR2

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

Richardia was named for English physician, Richard Richardson. Brasiliensis refers to country of origin.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Stems prostrate to erect, up to about 16 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , NJ , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-08
Research By: DEW

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