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Boerhavia gracillima (Slimstalk spiderling)
Muller, Thomas L.

Boerhavia gracillima

Boerhavia gracillima Heimerl

Slimstalk Spiderling

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)


USDA Symbol: bogr

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire , Undulate
Leaf Apex: Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Rounded
Inflorescence: Axillary , Terminal
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Stems decumbent to erect, up to about 5 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1989 VOL. 6, NO.4 - Spring Climbs Rockies Slowly, Colorado Cooler, Conference of Wildflower and Nati...

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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