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Spermacoce ocymoides Burman f.. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Wet pine flatwoods, floodplain forests. Dist: FL, AL, MS, south through the New World tropics.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: I follow Ward (2011a) in provisionally accepting S. ocymoides as the correct name for our plant, until a more definitive rationale for its rejection in favor of S. prostrata is made.

Synonymy: = Ward (2011b); = Borreria ocimoides (Burm.f.) DC. – Bah, S; ? Spermacoce prostrata Aubl. – Fl5, K1, K3, K4, WH3, Florentin, Florentin, & Salas (2020)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (name change)

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷


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