Sagina procumbens
bird-eye pearlwort
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Distribution: Introduced west of the Cascades, British Columbia to California

Habitat: Moist areas, especially gardens

Flowers: May - October

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Conservation Status: Not of concern

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.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 128. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Sagina procumbens L. var. compacta Lange
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Sagina procumbens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Sagina procumbens checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Sagina procumbens atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sagina procumbens photos.

USDA Plants: Sagina procumbens information.

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