Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Erect Spiderling - Boerhavia erecta   L.
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Section 6 » Order Caryophyllales » Family Nyctaginaceae
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DistributionCollected from 5 counties from Polk to New Hanover -- all near the SC state border.

Native of the Neotropics; in N.A. MD and MO south to FL and TX; AZ.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatRailroad margins and railroad yards.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-October.
IdentificationUnlike our other 2 species, this one has glabrous fruits (vs. glandular-pubescent). This species has small clusters of white (usually) flowers; the others in the genus have flowers red to purple.
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State RankSE
Global RankG5
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