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Dichondra micrantha

Dichondra, a ground cover plant found growing among gravel in grassy area near Turbo, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Herbaceous plant growing flat against ground near Turbo, Kenya, Africa. April 2011.

HERB: Herbaceous perennial creeping along the ground. Roots form at soil contact points giving this prostrate plant many footholds.

FLOWERS: The flowers are small and hard to see. Mostly green and hidden below foliage; tubular with five lobes.

LEAVES: Small leaves are dark green and heart-shaped.

RANGE: This plant is probably native to tropical Asia, but is now found throughout the tropics and subtropics. There may be more than one very similar species.

FRUIT: Fruit a small, dry capsule with typically two seeds.

UNARMED. Without spines.

Convolvulaceae -- Morning-glory Family

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 17 August 2011