Thursday, September 30, 2010

Juniper Leaf (Polypremum procumbens)

Polypremum procumbens is known by the common names Juniper Leaf, Polypremum, Rustweed, and Juniperleaf. It’s one of those plants you might not notice unless you look closely; it’s easy to miss. It has tiny white flowers that are about 1/4 inch in diameter. At our place it grows in the grass in the field. The rich green of it’s foliage contrasts with the grey green on the field grass. It starts to bloom in mid June.

A plant growing in the grass. It’s more noticeable if it’s flowering.

A closer view of a flower and leaves.

Close view of a flower.

A flower and leaves in profile.

Polypremum procumbens
(Juniper Leaf) is native to the United States and grows from New York state to Texas.

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Distribution Map:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Polypremum procumbens (Juniper Leaf)

- University of North Carolina Herbarium: Polypremum procumbens

Identification resources:

- Southeastern Flora: Juniper Leaf (Polypremum procumbens)

- Missouri Plants: Polypremum procumbens

Related posts:

- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower – Wildflower Index

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