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Everglades Key false buttonweed
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
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Subfamily:
Rubioideae
Tribe:
Spermacoceae
Genus:
Species:
S. neoterminalis
Binomial name
Spermacoce neoterminalis
Govaerts
Synonyms
  • Borreria terminalis Small
  • Spermacoce terminalis (Small) Kartesz & Gandhi 1992, illegitimate homonym of S. terminalis Vell. 1829

Spermacoce neoterminalis, the Everglades Key false buttonweed, is a species of plant in the Rubiaceae. It is endemic to southern Florida, from the Everglades as far north as Lake Okeechobee.

Spermacoce neoterminalis is a perennial herb with a woody root. Stems are up to 40 cm tall, generally not branching above the ground. Leaves are elliptical. Flowers are small, white, clustered in terminal and axillary glomerules.

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