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Boerhavia diffusa
red spiderling Verbena/Four-o'clock
Boerhavia diffusa Nyctaginaceae
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English common names
  •red spiderling
  •spreading hogweed
Spanish common names
  •arete
  •golondrina
  •palo de agua
  •siempreviva
accepted scientific name
  •Boerhavia diffusa L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Boerhavia diffusa (56)
family name
  •Nyctaginaceae
Image Author: ©2006 John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern Flora
Image License: Author's permission
Image Source
Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Irregularly shaped flowers, Tubular shaped flowers
Petal colors: color color color
Leaf: Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed beginning of October thru first week of April

How Likely at this Location (26%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
Links to Plant Photos
Wikimedia Commons (13)
Flora Uruguay (3)
UT Austin BIO 406D (4)
Shirley Denton (3)
base map where plant found

Disturbed
Forest
Desert
grid lines base