Carpetweed – Mullogo verticillata

Carpetweed plant

Carpetweed plant

Carpetweed seedling

Carpetweed seedling

Carpetweed flowers and fruit

Carpetweed flowers and fruit

Carpetweed flower

Carpetweed flower

Carpetweed

Mollugo verticillata L.
Molluginaceae (Carpetweed family)

Life cycle
Prostrate, mat-forming summer annual.

Leaves
Whorled, smooth, light green leaves (up to eight per node) are spatula-shaped to oblong with a rounded tip and tapered to the base.

Stems
Smooth, prostrate stems with prolific branches form light green, circular mats.

Flowers and fruit
Small, white to greenish white flowers on slender stalks occur in clusters of up to five in the leaf axils. Fruit are small, three-parted, egg-shaped capsules that contain orange-red to orange-brown, glossy, kidney-shaped seeds.

Reproduction
Seeds.