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Boerhavia coccinea P. Miller. Wineflower. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Beaches, shell middens, coastal strands (in FL), elsewhere in disturbed areas, adventive on ballast. Dist: FL, West Indies; Central and South America. Contrary to the statement in Radford, Ahles, & Bell (1968) that this species is "apparently not established" [in the Carolinas], it is well established on the Wilmington (New Hanover County, NC) waterfront.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl5, FNA4, K1, K3, K4, Mex, RAB; = Boerhaavia coccinea – S, Tx, orthographic variant; = n/a – C; < Boerhavia diffusa L. – NcTx

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image of plant© Joey Shaw source | Original Image ⭷
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