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Polypremum procumbens

Rustweed (Polypremum procumbens) is a native Florida landscape weed. The name rustweed comes from it's rust-colored foliage in the fall. This weed spreads by seed and is easily spread on mowing and other lawn equipment, depositing seed when the equipment is relocated. 

  • Scientific Name: Polypremum procumbens
  • Common Name: Rustweed 
  • Seasonality: Warm
  • Soil Type: Wet to dry
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic
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