Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Moehringia lateriflora (L.) Fenzl image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Caryophyllaceae
Moehringia lateriflora (L.) Fenzl
grove sandwort, wood sandwort, blunt-leaf sandwort
Moehringia: for Paul Heinrich Gerhard, 18th century German botanist
lateriflora: with flowers on the side
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; leafy, hairy stems; from colony-forming rhizomes
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, petals about twice as long as the sepals, sepals oblong to elliptic with mostly rounded or blunt tips; inflorescence with 1-5 stalked flowers in a branched cluster (cyme); blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:capsule with 6 silts opening nearly to the base when mature; smooth, glossy seeds
Leaf:Opposite pairs, relatively broad with a blunt tip, 1/3"-1" long, no stipules, hairy
Habitat: dry to moist; woods, forests, riverbanks
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Arenaria lateriflora L.
Arenaria lateriflora L. var. angustifolia (Regel) H.St.John
Arenaria lateriflora L. var. tayloriae H.St.John
Moehringia lateriflora (L.) Fenzl var. angustifolia Regel

         
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