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Plant Details

Diodia virginiana

Virginia Buttonweed, Large Buttonweed

Scientific Name:

Diodia virginiana

Common Name:

Virginia Buttonweed, Large Buttonweed

Plant Family

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

4 - 24 in

Soil Moisture:

mesic to hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

June - December

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont, Mountains

Habitat Description:

Ditches, wet fields, other moist to wet habitats. Common throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

In bloom

Common beside ponds, in ditches and other moist to wet habitats. Easy to overlook with its small flowers.

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Paynter, Wilmington,

Close-up of flower

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Developing fruit

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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