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|Family: Nyctaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Boerhavia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Boerhavia coccinea Mill.
Habit: Perennial herb. Stem: prostrate or sprawling, < 15 dm; hairy, generally glandular. Leaf: blade broadly ovate, blunt, slightly wavy. Inflorescence: umbel. Flower: perianth limb 1--2 mm, red-violet. Fruit: 2.5--3.5 mm, glandular-hairy, wide, smooth between ribs; tip rounded. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Dry disturbed places; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SnJV, SCo, PR, DSon; Distribution Outside California: to southeastern United States, northwestern South America. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Andy Murdock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Boerhavia
Next taxon: Boerhavia coulteri var. palmeri
Citation for this treatment: Andy Murdock 2016. Boerhavia coccinea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15815, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.