Jiljino-awa (Phyllanthus amarus - Euphorbiaceae)

Description: This small, diffusely branching herb has very small leaves and tiny greenish flowers. It grows to heights of only 10-40 cm (4-16 in).
Uses: Jiljino-awa literally means "six o'clock." Its leaves fold up in the evening or about six o'clock.
Distribution: Native to tropical America, this weedy plant is now widespread in many other tropical areas, including the Marshall Islands where it is found on many atolls. It grows in dry, disturbed places and is common in lawns and roadsides.

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