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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Scleranthus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Scleranthus annuus L. subsp. annuus
Stem: prostrate to erect, much-branched, generally 4--20 cm, rigid; hairs +- in lines, fine, recurved. Leaf: 4--20+ mm; sheath scarious, ciliate; tip sharp-pointed. Inflorescence: 3--15 mm diam. Flower: 3--4.2 mm; hypanthium 10-ribbed; sepals narrowly triangular to awl-shaped, erect to spreading; styles +- 0.8--1 mm. Seed: 1.4--1.6 mm, widely ovoid, tan except red crescent near acute tip. Chromosomes: 2n=44.
Ecology: Meadows, stream margins, serpentine areas, disturbed areas; Elevation: 300--1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRO, NCoRH, CaR, n SN, c SNF, PR; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Saskatchewan, eastern North America; native to Europe. Flowering Time: All year
Unabridged Note: 7 other subspecies, native to Europe, western Asia, northern Africa.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Scleranthus annuus subsp. annuus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77174, accessed on December 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 05, 2016.