Phyllanthus tenellus Roxb. - Leaf Flower
Family - Euphorbiaceae
Flowering - May - December.
Habitat - Disturbed sites, waste ground, roadsides, lawns.
Origin - Native to the Mascarene Islands.
Other information - This weedy species can be found scattered throughout the southern half of Alabama and is certainly more common than has been reported. The plant is easy to identify because of its closely-spaced alternating leaves, and its long-pediceled fruits. The plants somewhat resemble seedling trees.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Lee County, AL., 9-10-04.