Alternanthera denticulata

Family Amaranthaceae

Lesser Joyweed

Prostrate or decumbent annual to 40 cm, rooting at nodes.

Flowers: In inflorescence 4 - 8 mm wide, whitish.

Fruit: Flattened or compresssed containing one seed.

Seed: Locally dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Woodland habitat.
  • Uncommon in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Alternanthera denticulata plant

Alternanthera denticulata flower

Alternanthera denticulata seed