Alternanthera sessilis (Family Amaranthaceae) is a herbaceous weed which thrives in land areas with good source of water. It can also grow at the edges of ponds or rice field waterways. It has also been considered to be a herbal plant. The hallmark of this plant is the sessile (without flower stalk) whitish flowers found at the stem nodes invariably subtended by sessile leaves or by a branch. The leaves are shiny dark green.