Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Caryophyllaceae: Pink

Plant with swollen joints. Leaves opposite or whorled and simple often united at the base connected by the transverse line. Flowers with 4-5 petals (often notched) and 4-5 sepals often united at the base forming a tube.
Flower Formula:  Sepals 5 or (5); Petals 5[0] Glossary

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Agrostemma
corn cockle
1 Photo of Agrostemma Sepals joined into toothed or lobed tube. Calyx lobes much longer than the tube. Petals with no appendage. Images   Information
Arenaria
sandwort
1 Photo of Arenaria Sepals distinct. Petals mostly entire. 3 Styles fewer than sepals. Flowers not in umbels. Leaves < 1/3" and relatively broad Images   Information
Cerastium
mouse-ear chickweed
9 Photo of Cerastium Sepals distinct. Petals deeply cut. Fruit cylindrical. Images   Information
Dianthus
pink
5 Photo of Dianthus Sepals joined into toothed or lobed tube. Styles 2. Calyx surrounded by 1-3 pairs of bracts. Images   Information
Gypsophila
baby's-breath
4 Photo of Gypsophila Sepals joined into toothed or lobed tube. Styles 2. Flowers less than 1/2 inch. Images   Information
Herniaria
rupture-wort
1 Photo of Herniaria Leaves with small appendages at base united. Petals present. Images   Information
Holosteum
jagged chickweed
1 Photo of Holosteum Sepals distinct. Petals mostly entire, fringed at top. Styles fewer than sepals. Flowers in umbels. Images   Information
Minuartia
sandwort
2 Photo of Minuartia Sepals distinct. Petals mostly entire. 3 Styles fewer than sepals. Flowers not in umbels. Leaves needle-like Images   Information
Moehringia
sandwort
2 Photo of Moehringia Sepals distinct. Petals mostly entire. 3 Styles fewer than sepals. Flowers not in umbels. Leaves > 1/3" and relatively broad Images   Information
Myosoton
chickweed, starwort
1 Photo of Myosoton Sepals distinct. Petals deeply cut. Fruit oval or oblong. Usually 5 styles Images   Information
Paronychia
chickweed, nail-wort, whitlow-wort
2 Photo of Paronychia Leaves with small appendages at base distinct. Petals present. Images   Information
Petrorhagia
saxifrage pink
1 Photo of Petrorhagia Sepals joined into toothed or lobed tube. Styles 2. Calyx surrounded by 1-3 pairs of bracts. Images   Information
Sagina
pearl-wort
1 Photo of Sagina Sepals distinct. Petals mostly entire. Styles 4-5 or same as sepals. Images   Information
Saponaria
bouncing-bet, soapwort
1 Photo of Saponaria Sepals joined into toothed or lobed tube. Styles 2. Calyx tublar. Images   Information
Scleranthus
knawel, knotgrass
2 Photo of Scleranthus Sepals distinct. No petals, 1-seeded fruit. Images   Information
Silene
catchfly, campion
15 Photo of Silene Sepals joined into toothed or lobed tube. Calyx lobes much much shorter than the tube, often inflated or glandular. Petals appendaged. Images   Information
Spergula
spurry
1 Photo of Spergula Leaves with small appendages at base, whorled. Petals present. Images   Information
Spergularia
sand spurry
2 Photo of Spergularia Leaves with small appendages at base, opposite. Petals present. Images   Information
Stellaria
chickweed, starwort
10 Photo of Stellaria Sepals distinct. Petals deeply cut. Fruit oval or oblong. Usually 3 styles Images   Information
Vaccaria
cow-herb, soapwort
1 Photo of Vaccaria Sepals joined into toothed or lobed tube. Styles 2. Calyx oval-shaped. Images   Information


         
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