Mollugo verticillata L.  
Family: Molluginaceae
carpetweed, green carpetweed, Indian chickweed
[Mollugo berteriana Ser.]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Mollugo: an old name for the genus Galium and transferred to this genus in the family Aizoaceae possibly because of the similarly whorled leaves, and now placed by Jepson in its own family, the Molluginaceae or carpet-weed family
Plants: matting, annual, 1'-1 1/2' wide, smooth, repeatedly branched forb
Leaves: whorls of 3-8 leaves
Flowers: white to greenish, 5-parted, 1/8"-2/5" wide, petals small and often missing; inflorescence of 2-5 stalked flowers from each node; blooms June-Sept.
Fruits: oval capsule
Habitat: dry to moist; disturbed sites, dunes
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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