Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3911

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, often connate basally

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Arenaria leptoclados   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arenaria serpyllifolia   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-11-002?:
Arenaria serpyllifolia   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Arenaria leptoclados

Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Arenaria serpyllifolia ssp. leptoclados

 

COMMON NAME:
Small Thyme-leaved Sandwort, Slender Sandwort