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       Oklahoma Wildflowers serves as an introduction to The Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers with a linked list to the site which which has general plant information and images useful for identification and educational purposes.
        Since space is limited here I will add photos and information about plants blooming during the current month. For more detailed information and images go to the linked address. Unless noted, all photos were taken in Oklahoma
        For detailed information on using the Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers scroll to the end of this page or click on a flower common name on the list.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Green Carpetweed

Green Carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata)

       This native plant, called Green Carpetweed, is found throughout the United States. Small and sprawling, this plant is found on roadsides and other disturbed, cultivated areas such as gardens and fields.
    This inconspicuous plant produces small one eighth inch five petaled, white flowers. The leaves are whorled (around the stem) oblong, and one half inch long.
   The Green Carpetweed is considered invasive in some areas. In newly cultivated areas, such as gardens and fields, it can colonize and spread rapidly forming a low, green vegetative mat.
    The leaves of this plant are editable and have a few medicinal uses.

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