Photographer: Ian Shackleford
Moehringia macrophylla (Hook.) Fenzl
Moehringia: for Paul Heinrich Gerhard, 18th century German botanist
macrophylla: macros for "large;" phyllos for "leaf"
|Plant: ||weakly erect, perennial, 2"-10" tall forb; leafy, hairy stems; from colony forming rhizomes|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/2" wide, petals about 4 times as long as the sepals, sepals lance-like with pointed tips; inflorescence with 1-5 stalked flowers in a branched cluster (cyme); blooms May-Aug.|
|Fruit:||capsule shorter than the sepals, round to oblong with 6 silts opening only to middle when mature; seeds with a small appendage|
|Leaf:||lance-like to elliptic usually with a pointed tip, 3/4"-2" long|