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Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

Spermacoce verticillata

Shrubby false buttonweed (Spermacoce verticillata) is a native weed from the Americas. While sometimes considered invasive, this weed has become a serious problem in pastures and hayfields. This weed serves as an important nectar source for Larra bicolor, an important biological control (or predator) for mole cricket.  

Photos of Spermacoce verticillata