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Comment by Steve Woodmansee on November 24, 2015 at 9:17am

Pretty sure they are the same.  The species can be variable with regards to leaf size and shape.  Floral characteristics are the best way to go when identifying them.  The only other Spermacoce you would likely have in the lawn is the native S. assurgens, but it will not have globose inflorescences, and the flowers tend to be primarily axillary as opposed to terminal.

Comment by Jolynne Woodmansee on November 24, 2015 at 8:45am

Are the below buttonweed and original the same?  Leaves seem different...Please advise

Comment by Jolynne Woodmansee on November 24, 2015 at 8:44am

Comment by Steve Woodmansee on November 20, 2015 at 7:16pm

Shrubby False Buttonweed (Spermacoce verticillata) a Florida non-native in the Rubiaceae (Coffee family). Members of this family have opposite leaves and interpetiolar stipules.  Flowers are usually in globose heads.  Although not native, it is very popular with pollinators.

Comment by Jolynne Woodmansee on November 20, 2015 at 2:50pm

Sebastian

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