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Boehavia diffusa

Red Spiderling (Boehavia diffusa) is a native Florida landscape weed found throughout tropical regions worldwide. An insect pest favorite, this species limits crop production indirectly by providing habitat for pests and pathogens near host crops.

  • Scientific Name: Boehavia diffusa
  • Common Name: Red Spiderling
  • Seasonality: Warm
  • Soil Type: Dry
  • Toxicity:  Non-toxic
  • Plant Growth: Trailing annual
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Photos of Boerhavia diffusa