Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Kurt Stüber

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Caryophyllaceae
Arenaria serpyllifolia L. var. serpyllifolia
thyme-leaved sandwort
Arenaria: from Latin arena, "sand," referring to the sandy habitats of many species
serpyllifolia: with leaves like those of thyme, Serpyllum
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: more or less erect, annual, delicate, softly-hairy forb; taprooted
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, stalks thin, un-notched petals usually shorter than the sepals; inflorescence a branched cluster; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:oval-conical capsule with 6 slits opening when mature; plump, gray to reddish brown seeds
Leaf:usually 8-10 opposite pairs, less than 1/3" long, small, relatively broad, ovate
Habitat: disturbed areas; in sandy, rocky soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Arenaria leptoclados (Rchb.) Guss.
Arenaria serpyllifolia L.
Arenaria serpyllifolia L. subsp. leptoclados (Rchb.) Nyman
Arenaria serpyllifolia L. subsp. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia L. var. tenuior Mert. & W.D.J.Koch

         
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