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Spermacoce latifolia

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(Buttonweed)

FAMILY

Rubiaceae

Species

Spermacoce latifolia

Common name

Buttonweed

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white; herb

Campus

Cairns

Description

This herb with opposite leaves grows to about 60 cm high but is usually much less. Leaves lanceolate to broadly lanceolate to about 3 cm long. Flowers densely clustered in the leaf axils, petals 4 fused to form a tube, lobes spreading. Fruit a capsule.