Vascular Plants - Caryophyllaceae - Sagina:
Sagina apetala
Page Authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
annual pearlwort 
Blooms: May-June
Habit: herb
Duration: annual
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Distribution: Occurring in the lowlands west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California; Kansas.
Habitat: Waste ground.
Species Description:

General: Delicate annual with numerous, filiform, ascending stems 3-5 cm. long; finely glandular-pubescent above, especially in the inflorescence and calyx.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, linear, 2-4 mm. long, with a few long hairs on their bases.
Flowers: Pedicels filiform, 2-6 mm. long; sepals 4, rounded, 1.5-1.7 mm. long, erect in fruit; petals lacking; styles 4, alternate with the sepals; stamens 4.
Fruits: Capsule about 1.5 times as long as the calyx.
Accepted Name:
Sagina apetala Ard.
Synonyms:
Sagina apetala Arduino var. barbata Fenzl ex Ledebour

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Sagina apetala
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Sagina apetala specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Sagina apetala specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Sagina apetala treatment.

E-Flora BC: Sagina apetala atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sagina apetala images.

USDA Plants Database: Sagina apetala.
Additional photographs of Sagina apetala:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

Joe DiTomaso

Joe DiTomaso

Joe DiTomaso
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