Tropical Mexican Clover (Richardia brasiliensis)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4" - 6"
Plant Spread: 12 " - 24"
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Other: Year Round
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant

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Comments:
Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 26, 2013 1:11 PM

Richardia brasiliensis is a native of South America but has become a common naturalized weed in many areas of the south. Tropical Mexican Clover has elliptical leaves of 1 to 2 1/2 inches in length that are attached to hairy, branching and spreading stems. Tropical Mexican Clover often forms dense mats that extend to 16 inches or more in width. Flowers appear in compact 1 inch wide flat clusters that are composed of several small, star shaped white 6-petaled flowers.Tropical Mexican Clover is found in habitats of disturbed sites, waste areas, old fields and lawns.

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