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Scoparia dulcis

(Scoparia, Licorice weed)

FAMILY

Scrophulariaceae

Species

Scoparia dulcis

Common name(s)

Scoparia, Licorice weed

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white; herb to 70 cm tall

Distinguishing features

A native of tropical America, leaves are opposite or in whorls of 3, oblanceolate, 2-3 cm long, margins serrate; flowers axillary on long pedicels, petals 4, white to pale pink or pale mauve, stamens 4; fruit a capsule.

Scan of Scoparia dulcis