Wild Florida Photo - Houstonia procumbens

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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.