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