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Amaranthaceae family

Alternanthera sessilis
(Linnaeus) R. Brown ex de Candolle
, Cat. Pl. Horti Monsp. 77.  1813.
Bas.: Gomphrena sessilis Linnaeus (1753).

Indigenous very rare trailing herb of swampy open spots.
St. Martin, St. Barthélemy, Barbuda, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Les Saintes, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, Greater Antilles, North America, Mesoamerica, South America.
Very similar to the commoner Alternanthera tenella, most easily distinguished by 2 lines of hairs on the stem.