Diodia virginiana (Buttonweed)

Diodia virginiana, also known as buttonweed or Virginia buttonweed, is a wildflower native to the United States, including Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland Missouri Mississippi North Carolina New Jersey Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia and West Virginia.

This beautiful flowering plant like vine is easily recognizable thanks to its bright white petals and vivid green foliage.

The flowers of Diodia virginiana are very delicate, with five distinct petals that measure in at only 5-7 millimeters in width. They have a star-shaped appearance, which adds to the elegance of this wildflower’s blooming season. The foliage of Diodia virginiana is a dark green color, and the stems often reach up to 35 centimeters in length.

This wildflower blooms from late spring to early summer, and can be found growing in moist and sandy soils along roadsides and open fields. Since they have an extensive root system, Diodia virginiana is known to be an aggressive species that can easily overtake a garden.

Diodia virginiana Information

Family Rubiaceae
Common Names Buttonweed, Virginia Buttonweed
Synonyms Dichondra repens var. carolinensis
Native to USA AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV
Size Up to 3 feet long

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Diodia virginiana edible?

Dichondra carolinensis is not edible and should not be eaten by humans.

Is Diodia virginiana an invasive species of plant?

Dichondra carolinensis is not an invasive species of plant. This wildflower is native to the United States and can be found in states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana and more.