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Boerhavia erecta Linnaeus. Erect Spiderling, Smooth Hogweed. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Sandy fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, railroad yards. Dist: NC south to FL, west to TX and AZ, likely only introduced in the northern portions of our area (see map).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, Bah, Fl5, FNA4, K1, K3, K4, Mex, NcTx, RAB, Bogle (1974); = Boerhaavia erecta – G, GrPl, S, S13, Tx, orthographic variant; = n/a – C

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL
  • Great Plains: UPL
  • Midwest: UPL

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Radford, Ahles and Bell | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷

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