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*Oldenlandia corymbosa Linnaeus. Diamond-flower. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Moist lawns, gardens. Dist: Native of Africa or possibly South America. Reported for NC by Nesom (2000e).

Origin/Endemic status: Subsaharan Africa

Taxonomy Comments: In the impending splitting of Oldenlandia into monophyletic units, this species is likely to remain in Oldenlandia.

Other Comments: "A tropical and subtropical weed; found new to the state in Norfolk by personnel from the Old Dominion University Herbarium in 2005... growing between cinder block pavers in parking lot" (Virginia Botanical Associates 2019).

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl5, K1, K3, K4, Meso4.2, RAB, S, WH3, Terrell & Robinson (2006), Terrell (1991); = Hedyotis corymbosa (L.) Lam. – Bah, GW2, Tx, Rogers (1987); = n/a – C

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC

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