Alternanthera sessilis (Sessile Joyweed) is a species of shrub in the family pigweed. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Bahia, Pará, Taiwan, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Malaysia, Northern Mariana Islands, Myanmar, Espirito Santo, Paraná, Thailand, Caatinga, Asia, India, Acre (Brazil), Vietnam, Rio De Janeiro, Micronesia, U.S. Virgin Islands, AmazôNia, Australia, Cambodia, Minas Gerais, Guam, China, Santa Catarina, Indonesia, Bhutan, Singapore, Roraima, SãO Paulo, New Zealand, Cerrado, Pantanal, Puerto Rico, The Philippines, Mata AtlâNtica, Mato Grosso, Nepal, Palau, and Solomon Islands. They have simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Zizina otis, Talicada nyseus, and Ceylalictus aldabranus. Individuals can grow to 2.2 m.
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