Minuartia drummondii [Caryophyllaceae]

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Scientific Name Minuartia drummondii (Arenaria drummondii) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Drummond's Stichwort, Sandwort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Caryophyllaceae (Pink) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy soils in grassy ares of pastures, edges of fields and woodlands.
Plant: Low, upright clumped annual, 8 inches tall.
Leaves: Opposite, oblanceolate, stalkless leaves along stem, larger near base.
Inflorescence: White flowers usually in pairs in open cymes, about 1 inch or more across, 5 veined petals deeply notched at tips and much larger than sepals; yellow stamens.
Bloom Period: February to June.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by G. Ajilvsgi and SEINet.
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