Alternanthera denticulata

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Alternanthera denticulataFamily: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Alternanthera
Common name: Lesser Joyweed
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When I made note of this plant in 2010 there were only a few small plants in the reserve. Since then its size and range has expanded significantly through natural regeneration. It now provides an attractive groundcover in a number of our restoration areas. Bushcarers should learn to recognise this plant because it could be mistaken for an introduced weed. (December 2012)

This little prostrate, to slightly ascending, herb has appeared in a number of places across the Reserve. I suspect that this is as a result of the recent rains, since it likes damp areas. The tiny pinkish white flowers are carried in the leaf axils. (February 2010)

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