pusley, Florida

COMMON NAME: Pusley, Florida
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Richardia scabra
FAMILY: Rubiaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Decumbent annual herb. Head of flowers formed at apex of plant. White, four petal flowers.
Leaves slightly longer than broad with pointed end. Leaves opposite with distinctive hairs at nodes.
DESCRIPTION: Brazilian pusley is a similar perennial species producing a perennial rooting structure.
Both nearly indistinguishable otherwise.

Flower / Seed Head Flowering head at apex of plant

Flower / Seed Head
Flowering head at apex of plant

Broad View Smaller plant in mowed turf.

Broad View
Smaller plant in mowed turf.

Broad View Large plant in sandy soils

Broad View
Large plant in sandy soils