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Creeping coldenia (Coldenia procumbens)

Creeping coldenia (Coldenia procumbens) is a species of plant in the Boraginaceae, perennial herb, lying and creeping on the ground, radiating stems with many branches and up to 40 cm long.

C. procumbens has leaves that are arranged alternately along the stem, oval to almost round, about 2.5 cm long, covered with dense hairs and toothed to almost lobed margins.

Dlium Creeping coldenia (Coldenia procumbens)


Flowers solitary, small, white, mostly hidden between the leaves. Fruit ovoid, 4-5 mm in diameter, lobed 4, beak with irregular protrusions.

Creeping coldenia grows in floodplains and riverbanks that are seasonally inundated, mostly on sandy or silty soil at elevations up to 750 meters.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Subfamily: Cordioideae
Genus: Coldenia
Species: Coldenia procumbens

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