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Diodia virginiana

 
Diodia virginiana
large buttonweed
Common name large buttonweed
Family rubiaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers white

Although this member of the madder family occurs in Pennsylvania, I had not encountered it in our garden there, so I was unfamiliar with its bright little flowers until it showed up in the lawn of our new Houston garden. As weeds go, not unattractive – smooth elongated leaves along hairy trailing stems with four-petaled flowers followed by bulbous seed structures.

This is a weed in our garden

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