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Diodia virginiana

Virginia Buttonweed, Large Buttonweed

Scientific Name:

Diodia virginiana

Genus:

Diodia

Species Epithet:

virginiana

Common Name:

Virginia Buttonweed, Large Buttonweed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

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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