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Sessile Joyweed

Alternanthera sessilis (L.) DC.

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Alternanthera sessilis (Sessile Joyweed) is a species of shrub in the family pigweed. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Espirito Santo, AmazôNia, Rio De Janeiro, SãO Paulo, Paraná, Acre (Brazil), AmazôNia, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Mata AtlâNtica, Pará, Santa Catarina, Roraima, Cerrado, Pantanal, Bahia, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Caatinga, China, Myanmar, New Zealand, India, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, The Philippines, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, Nepal, Vietnam, Palau, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Bhutan, Guam, Singapore, Solomon Islands, and Taiwan. They have simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Ceylalictus aldabranus. Individuals can grow to 2.2 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of sessile joyweed. View this species on GBIF