Alternanthera pungens

Alternanthera pungens

Image of Khaki weed

(Khaki Weed)

FAMILY

Amaranthaceae

Species

Alternanthera pungens

Common name(s)

Khaki Weed

Flower colour; life form

Flowers pale. Prostrate herb

Distinguishing features

Plant prostrate, rooting at the nodes. Leaves opposite. Flowers in clusters, perianth parts 5. Perianth segments with sharp pungent points, straw-brown in colour when mature.

Alternanthera pungens