|Etymology||Genus||Seed point; referring to the capsular fruits sitting on pointy calyxes|
|Species||Winged; reference to plant unknown|
|Synonyms||Spermacoce latifolia Aubl., Borreria latifolia (Aubl.) K.Schum., Tardavel latifolia (Aubl.) Standl.|
|Common Names||Oval Leaf False Buttonweed|
Spermacoce alata is a very common weed of lawns. The stem is squarish and the leaves broad. It bears some resemblance to Spermacoce_ocymoides but the leaves appear to be wider, with slightly larger flowers and fewer flowers per cluster.
Oval Leaf False Buttonweed on an unmaintained lawn.
Stipules with multiple projections.
Flowers may be white to light purple.