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Sherardia arvensis (Field Madder)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 35237

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rubiales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Sherardia
Species: Sherardia arvensis
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Plant Types edit
  • Annual
  • Ground Cover
  • Herb
  • Wildflower
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • < 6 inches (< 15 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • February
Flowering End edit
  • March
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Elliptic
  • Lanceolate
  • Ovate
  • Whorled
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Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
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Bloom Colour edit
  • Pink
  • Violet
  • Lavender
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Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
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FlowerFreak22 (9625) wrote on Feb 15 2012
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This plant covers my whole yard in the beginning of spring and makes it almost pink with its many tiny flowers. It is a pretty ground cover for a little while until it dies off and the grass returns to normal. It self seeds and returns every year.

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