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Buttonweed, Poorjoe

Diodia teres Walter

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

plants in tall-cut turf▲▼

view of fruit pods and flowers in axils of leaves ▲▼

flower detail

Povertyweed, Poorjoe, Dioidia, Rough Buttonweed:

                     summer annual in the Madder (Rubiaceae) Family with opposite, linear leaves

                     stems reddish, wiry

                     flowers small, white to  pink, in leaf axils; fruit is a small, oval pod

                     found in cultivated fields, lawns, non-crop areas, roadsides, particularly dry, infertile and sandy soils


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