Species Guide: Urban Wildflowers

Two-flowered hedyotis

Two-flowered hedyotis, Rumput mutiara

Oldenlandia corymbosa

A common plant that has a tendency to grow in cracks near drains where it can get enough moisture. Its leaves are narrow and oval. Its four-petalled flowers are white with a purple tinge, very small, and often grow in pairs. Fruits are tiny capsules with numerous seeds.

Status: Least concern, Introduced (Tropical Africa)

Habit: Annual herbaceous

Cultivation: Planted by seeds or transplanting

Ecological Function: Attracts pollinators

Pollinators:  Thrips, bees, wasps, butterflies

Soil: Sandy soil

Moisture: Moist soil

Shade: Partial shade, no shade