Alternanthera Philoxeroides, or more commonly know as Alligatorweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Alternanthera. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 0.2 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring, blooms during early spring, is somewhat tolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Alternanthera Philoxeroides or Alligatorweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Puerto Rico, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
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