Vascular Plants - Caryophyllaceae - Corrigiola:
Corrigiola litoralis
Page Author: David Giblin
Blooms: June-September
Habit: herb
Duration: annual,biennial
Origin: Introduced
Distribution: Southern British Columbia south to Oregon; also in Maryland.
Habitat: Lake and pond margins, often where disturbed.
Species Description:

General: Mostly sprawling, glabrous to glaucous annual or biennial to 50 cm.
Leaves: Mostly alternate, often appearing basal, simple, oblanceolate, 5-30 cm long, petiole inconspicuous.
Flowers: Sepals 5, distinct, 1-1.5 mm; petals absent. Staminodes white to pink or red-tipped, giving the appearance of petals due to their color. Stamens 5, styles 3, ovary superior.
Fruits: +/- 3-sided utricle with white to tan seeds.
Subspecies & Varieties:
Accepted Name:
Corrigiola litoralis L.

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Additional Resources:

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

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Corrigiola litoralis specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Corrigiola litoralis treatment.

E-Flora BC: Corrigiola litoralis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Corrigiola litoralis images.

USDA Plants Database: Corrigiola litoralis.
Additional photographs of Corrigiola litoralis:
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David Giblin, 2013

David Giblin, 2013

David Giblin, 2013
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