mollugo verticillata

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Grows almost everywhere. The whole plant is edible. Said to raise levels of nitric oxide, which lowers blood pressure and is great for bodybuilding and sexual power. Low growing, 1-2 feet across, like a circular mat. Leaves smooth to the touch, usually narrow and whorled 3-8 around same point on stem. Flowers white or greenish-white.
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This article describes the evaluation of immunomodulatory activity of Mollugo verticillata L.
The loose, coarse, desiccated sands support species such as Diodia teres (poorjoe), Mollugo verticillata (green carpetweed), Paspalum laeve (field paspalum), Fimbristylis vahIii (Vahl's fimbry), Oldenlandia boscii (Bosc's mille graines) and Xanthium strumarium (rough cockleburr).
Although occurring elsewhere on the property, Mollugo verticillata and Poa compressa are particularly abundant here.