ⓘ Polypremum

                                     

ⓘ Polypremum

Polypremum is a flowering plant genus in the family Tetrachondraceae. The genus contains the single species Polypremum procumbens, commonly known as juniperleaf or rustweed. Polypremum has also been placed in the various families Buddlejaceae, Loganiaceae, Rubiaceae, and most recently in its own Polypremaceae.

P. lying-perennial or annual herbs herb grow slowly and sometimes with a few ascending stems produce small white flowers that bloom in summer and autumn. The leaves are opposite, 1-2.5 cm, narrow and pointed at the end. Foliage becomes brown-red in the fall.

P. a plant native to the Eastern United States, except New England, South Central America and the West Indies, with occurrences in South America. She was introduced to the Pacific and Australia, often found along roads and runways. In the South-Eastern US series, it is common in the coastal plain and foothills, growing on disturbed areas, and rare in the mountains.