Molluginaceae (weeds)

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Mollugo verticillata (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis
Source: IPM Images

Molluginaceae - (carpet-weed family)

The Molluginaceae are a small family of herbs and shrubs with around 100 species. Most of them are found in tropical and subtropical regions. The leaves usually lack hair, have a waxy surface and an entire margin. The fruits are typically capsules. A number of species are considered to by agricultural weeds like Mollugo verticillata.

The following genera and individual species are currently entered under this family: