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Shrubby False Buttonweed

Spermacoce verticillata L.

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Spermacoce verticillata (Shrubby False Buttonweed) is a species of shrub in the family Rubiaceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is native to Saint Lucia, Venezuela, Belize, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Brazil, Honduras, Ecuador, Paraguay, Guadeloupe, Bolivia, Suriname, Puerto Rico, Guyana, Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Dominica, French Guiana, Guatemala, Mata Atlântica, Pará, Bahia, Amazônia, Amazônia, Santa Catarina, Paraná, Acre (Brazil), Maranhao, Mata Atlântica, Rondônia, Mato Grosso do Sul, Piauí, Pernambuco, Amazônia, Rio de Janeiro, Amapá, Pará, São Paulo, Goiás, Roraima, Rio Grande do Norte, Alagoas, Mato Grosso, Distrito Federal, Cerrado, Ceará, Amazônia, Rio Grande do Sul, Tocantins, Paraíba, Caatinga, Bahia, Espirito Santo, and Minas Gerais. Shrubby False Buttonweed has simple, broad leaves. It is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 0.13 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of shrubby false buttonweed. View this species on GBIF