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Houstonia procumbens



Synonym: Hedyotis rotundifolia

Florida native


A common perennial of sandhills, dunes, flatwoods, hammocks and disturbed sites throughout most of Florida. The range extends through the southeastern coastal plain from Louisiana into South Carolina.
The tiny white four-petaled flowers are solitary on erect pedicels. Four small calyx lobes are at the base of and much shorter than the corolla tube. Oval to nearly round leaves are opposite on prostate stems.

Houstonia procumbens is a member of the Rubiaceae - Madder family.

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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