Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Mollugo verticillata L. image
Photographer: Dennis W. Woodland           

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Dennis W. Woodland

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Molluginaceae
Mollugo verticillata L.
carpetweed, green carpetweed, Indian chickweed
Mollugo: an old name for the genus Galium and transferred to this genus in the family Aizoaceae possibly because of the similarly whorled leaves, and now placed by Jepson in its own family, the Molluginaceae or carpet-weed family
verticillata: whorled
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: matting, annual, 1'-1 1/2' wide, smooth, repeatedly branched forb
Flower: white to greenish, 5-parted, 1/8"-2/5" wide, petals small and often missing; inflorescence of 2-5 stalked flowers from each node; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:oval capsule
Leaf:whorls of 3-8 leaves
Habitat: dry to moist; disturbed sites, dunes
(Glossary)

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Mollugo berteriana Ser.

         
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