The Mexican Clover, Richardia grandiflora, is not Mexican and it’s not a clover. It comes from South America and is not a Florida native. Another common name for this plant is Largeflower Pusley. It is a creeping perennial found in warm sub-tropical regions of the southern United States.
The trumpet-shaped flowers are white or pinkish white and measure about 3/8-inch wide. They bloom all year. The medium green leaves are about 3/4-inch long. These plants are most frequently seen along roadsides or in lawns. They are a good nectar plant for bees and butterflies.
The photos on this page were taken in Lake Suzy, located in the southern part of DeSoto county and Deep Creek, located in Charlotte County.
The distribution maps for the Mexican Clover are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA