EPPO Global Database

Boerhavia erecta(BOEER)

Code created in: 2004-05-24

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BOEER
  • Preferred name: Boerhavia erecta
  • Authority: Linnaeus


USA (southern), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest to Bolivia). Introduced in India, Sri Lanka, Indochina (except Myanmar, Cambodia), Malesia (Malaya, Sumatra, Java, Philippines), Africa (except from Nigeria to Zaïre), eastern Brazil

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Common names
Name Language
erect spiderling English (US)
hogweed English
patagon French
anisillo Spanish (HN)
escorián Spanish (HN)
hierba blanca Spanish (HN)
hierba magra Spanish
lagaña de perro Spanish
maravillita Spanish (HN)
rodilla de pollo Spanish (HN)
yerba de puerco Spanish (DO)
zaracita Spanish (ES)