linear, oblong, elliptic, lanceolate, oblanceolate
May - November
0.1 - 0.8
Hairy stem. 1 white flower in each leaf axil. Few flattened bristles in leaf axils. Colored stem where leaves meet. 2(3) calyx segments.Look alike: Spermacoce glabra- no hairs on stem, cluster of flowers in leaf axils. Diodia teres has narrower leaves, thread-like stipular brist, pinkish flowers.
Tough and bitter, not palatable to cattle.
Found thriving on almost any type of soil from sands to shales and mud bottomlands. It is generally restricted to the southeastern United States. It ranges from the gulf states to Iowa and Connecticut but its best zone seems to be from Maryland, Virgini
Savannahs, wet ditches, margins of streams, marshes, swamps, coastal prairies and ponds.