Green Carpetweed Mollugo verticillata LinnaeusNon-native  

Status:

Apparently a species of the more tropical areas of the Americas that has expanded throughout the U.S.

Description:

Reminiscent of a bedstraw. Small whitish flowers are composed of five petal-like sepals. Three to four stamens surround a greenish ovary. Leaves in whorls of 3 to 8. Seems to prefer sandy soils.

There are 125 records in the project database.

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Green Carpetweed blooming in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/20/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed blooming in Kent Co., Maryland (10/4/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/28/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/31/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/18/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed blooming in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/17/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed blooming in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/25/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/24/2016). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/4/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/10/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed blooming in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/29/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed blooming in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/9/1982). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed blooming in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/4/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed in Washington Co., Maryland (8/4/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/8/2018). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Green Carpetweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/2/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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