Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Northern Pearlwort at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 5 (2005)
Northern Pearlwort, Bird's-eye Pearlwort, Perennial Pearlwort
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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913 pnd_sapr_001_lvd
COMPARE Juniperleaf (Polypremum) and Pearlwort (Sagina)
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 5
Habitat: Disturbed soils, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: Eurasia, & possibly native to ne. North America
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Principally 4-merous, occasionally 4&5-merous
4(5) petals or petals absent
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
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