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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sagina||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sagina apetala Ard.
Habit: Annual (1.5)3--8 cm, +- glandular-hairy distally; sterile basal rosettes 0. Stem: thread-like, erect to decumbent. Leaf: upper minutely ciliate near base; blade 3--9(12) mm, narrowly linear. Inflorescence: pedicels 2--8(12) mm, thread-like, generally straight, glandular-hairy. Flower: sepals 4(5), +- appressed in fruit, 1.5--2 mm, +- glandular-hairy; petals 0(4), minute, < sepals; stamens generally 4. Fruit: 1--1.2 × sepals. Seed: 0.2--0.3 mm, roughened or papillate, brown; back grooved. Chromosomes: 2n=12.
Ecology: Sandy disturbed areas, river bars, streamsides; Elevation: < 700 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, n&c SN, GV, CCo, SCoRO, SCo, n ChI, PR; Distribution Outside California: British Columbia, Kansas, formerly elsewhere in eastern North America; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Spring--early summer
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sagina
Next taxon: Sagina decumbens subsp. occidentalis
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Sagina apetala, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42572, accessed on February 08, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 08, 2016.