Alternanthera ficoidea

Alternanthera ficoidea

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(Joyweed, Joseph’s coat)

FAMILY

Amaranthaceae

Species

Alternanthera ficoidea

Common name(s)

Joyweed, Joseph’s Coat

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white. Prostrate to semi-erect herb

Distinguishing features

Stems often bent at nodes, leaves opposite. Flowers in clusters. Perianth parts in 5, white papery. Deep rooted, stems often break off at the nodes.

Alternanthera ficoidea