Rubiaceae (Madder Family)
Group: Dicot (Broadleaf)
Perennial mat forming herb, native of South America. It is commonly found in lawns, roadsides, and disturbed areas.
Leaves are opposite, elliptic, hairy, with longer hairs near the base.
Stem is prostrate, many branched, densely hairy, and up to 12 inches long.
Root is a thickened woody rootstock.
Flowers are terminal, white or sometimes tinged pink in head-like clusters.
Propagation is by seed or vegetative rootstock.