Calflora
Taxon  Report   10515    
Boerhavia diffusa  L.
Red spiderling
Boerhavia diffusa
© 2018 Richard Spellenberg
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Boerhavia diffusa
© 2018 Richard Spellenberg
Boerhavia diffusa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Boerhavia diffusa
© 2018 Richard Spellenberg
Family: NYCTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Boerhavia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Southern Oak Woodland

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Boerhavia glabrata
More information about  Boerhavia diffusa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (BODI3)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).