Vascular Plants - Caryophyllaceae - Sagina:
Sagina procumbens
bird-eye pearlwort 
Blooms: May - October
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Distribution: Introduced west of the Cascades, British Columbia to California
Habitat: Moist areas, especially gardens
Species Description:

General: Mostly glabrous biennial or perennial, the slender stems mostly prostrate and free-rooting, up to 15 cm. long.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, linear and sharp-pointed, often with bundles of secondary leaves in the axils; basal leaves 1-2.5 cm. long, numerous in persistent rosettes.
Flowers: Flowers 2-several per stem; pedicels filiform, 5-25 mm. long; sepals usually 4, rounded, about 2 mm. long; petals 4, white, half as long as the sepals or wanting; stamens and styles 5.
Fruits: Capsule up to twice as long as the sepals, opening by 4 or 5 valves.
Accepted Name:
Sagina procumbens L.
Synonyms:
Sagina procumbens L. var. compacta Lange

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

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

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

Washington Flora Checklist: Sagina procumbens treatment.

E-Flora BC: Sagina procumbens atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sagina procumbens images.

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

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Richard Old

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2011
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