PlantsMurdannia→Doveweed (Murdannia nudiflora)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 inches to 20 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Purple
Other: Pinkish-lavender to blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Can cause serious contact dermatitis in dogs, especially the small, lower to the ground toy breeds.

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Comments:
Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 17, 2013 4:29 PM

Murdannia nudiflora is a native of Asia but has naturalized in other parts of the world, and in the U.S. is found in the southeastern coastal states. Considered an annual weed, this plant grows in sun to shade and is found in lawns, disturbed sites and along edges of waterways; spreading by prostrate stems that root along the nodes and forming wide clumps. Doveweed grows to about 8 inches in height with 3 inch long grasslike leaves; the plant blooms through the summer months bearing tiny 3-petaled pinkish-purple to blue flowers. The fruit of Murdannia nudiflora is a capsule with tiny seeds that are easily disbursed on lawn equipment and machinery.

* Note * This plant has been found to cause severe dermatitis in short-haired dogs, especially the smaller toy breeds that are lower to the ground.

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