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|Family: Nyctaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Boerhavia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Boerhavia diffusa L.
Habit: Perennial herb. Stem: decumbent to erect, < 1 m, +- glabrous. Leaf: blade broadly lanceolate to round; glabrous to minutely puberulent; Inflorescence: umbel of (2)3--5 flowers, bracts generally strongly reduced, not leaf-like. Flower: 1--1.5 mm; perianth red-purple (pale red). Fruit: 3--4.5 mm; stalked glands on ribs, less dense between; tip broadly conic.
Ecology: Disturbed places, often in sand, gravel along rivers; Elevation: < 50 m. Bioregional Distribution: ScV (Yolo Co.); Distribution Outside California: tropics, subtropics worldwide. Flowering Time: +- all year
eFlora Treatment Author: Andy Murdock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Boerhavia coulteri var. palmeri
Next taxon: Boerhavia triquetra var. intermedia
Citation for this treatment: Andy Murdock 2016. Boerhavia diffusa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15817, accessed on December 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 09, 2016.