Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4299

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed ground, fields, cracks in pavement or sidewalks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Plants tufted

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bisexual
Principally 5-merous
5 sepals
5 petals or petals absent
5 or 10 stamens
Inflorescence a scorpioid cyme appearing racemose

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Sagina decumbens   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sagina decumbens ssp. decumbens   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-10-001:
Sagina decumbens   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sagina decumbens

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Pearlwort, Annual Pearlwort


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image of Sagina decumbens, Eastern Pearlwort, Annual Pearlwort

JK Marlow    jkm190702_9591

July    Greenville County    SC

Flowers terminal or often axillary; petals elliptic, white, per Flora of North America.

image of Sagina decumbens, Eastern Pearlwort, Annual Pearlwort

JK Marlow    jkm190702_9592

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaf blade linear, 4-23mm, not fleshy. Axillary fascicles absent, per Flora of North America.