Distribution: Occurring throughout Washington; introduced from Europe and common throughout North America.
Habitat: Weed of gardens, waste places, disturbed grasslands and forest openings.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glandular-pubescent annual, the many prostrate stems up to 3 dm. long, but under 1 mm. thick.
Leaves in bundles, linear, 5-15 mm. long and 1 mm. wide, with a needle-like tip; stipules conspicuous, several per node, 3.5-5 mm. long, acuminate.
Inflorescence a leafy, terminal cyme; sepals 5, 4-4.5 mm. long, glandular-pubescent; petals 5, pinkish, about 1 mm. shorter than the sepals; stamens 10; styles 3, 0.7 mm. long, distinct.
Capsule equaling the calyx.