Diodia. teres (name means "a thoroughfare," from the habit of many species to appear by the wayside). - Family, Madder. Color, white. Flower parts in fours. An insignificant herb, generally rough or hairy-stemmed, with small, whitish flowers about \ inch long, with funnel-form corollas. Flowers, 1 to 3, in the leaf-axils. Stem, softly hairy, 3 to 9 inches long. Leaves, opposite, long, lance-shaped, stemless, stiff, rigid, with membranaceous, bristly stipules connecting the leaves. Summer.

Sandy soil along waysides from New Jersey to Florida and Texas.