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Plant Details

Diodella teres = (Diodia teres)

Poorjoe, Rough Buttonweed

Scientific Name:

Diodella teres = (Diodia teres)

Common Name:

Poorjoe, Rough Buttonweed

Plant Family

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Annual

Bloom Color(s):

white, lavender-pink

Size in Feet:

.5 to 2

Light:

full-sun

Soil Moisture:

xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August - September - October - November

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont, Mountains

Poorjoe in bloom

The common name refers to the impoverished soil this species prefers. One of our toughest natives, it can be found on roadsides, scrapes, landfills, agricultural fields and building sites.

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Paynter, Wilmington, August 2012

Close-up of flower

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Flower from side

The long bristles are a good field mark.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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