Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Naked-stem Dewflower - Murdannia nudiflora   (L.) Brenan
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Author(L.) Brenan
DistributionPrimarily on the Outer Coastal Plain; disjunct inland to the Annie Wilkerson Nature Preserve in Raleigh, Wake County, discovered there by Brian England in 2016.

Native of Asia; in N.A. found in the Coastal Plain of the Southeastern states.
AbundanceRare to uncommon in the Coastal Plain, rare in the Piedmont.
HabitatDry to moist soil of roadsides, cropfields, borrow pit.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting September-October.
IdentificationThis dewflower differs from the aggressive and weedy M. keisak in having multiple flowers per flowering stalk (pedicel) and not being an aquatic.
Taxonomic CommentsFormerly in the genus Aneilema.

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