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Key to Sagina

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(For a list of species in Sagina, use the above link.)

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1. Annual, often glandular-hairy on sepals, or both; sterile   0; stem thread-like; pedicels ± straight

2. Upper leaves minutely  near base; sepals 4(5); petals 0(4), minute, < sepals ..... S. apetala

2' Upper leaves glabrous; sepals generally 5; petals generally 5, ± = sepals ..... S. decumbens subsp. occidentalis

1' Perennial herb, generally glabrous; sterile basal rosettes often present; stem not thread-like; pedicels often  in flower, straight in fruit

3. Sepals 4(5),  to  in fruit; petals 0 or 1/4–1/2 × sepals ..... S. procumbens

3' Sepals 5, ±  in fruit; petals 3/4–1 × sepals

4. Leaves fleshy, widely ; sepals generally 2.5–3.5 mm ..... S. maxima subsp. crassicaulis

4' Leaves not fleshy, narrowly linear; sepals 1.5–2.5 mm

5. Leaf margins glabrous, base pairs not forming cup ..... S. saginoides

5' Leaf margins minutely glandular, base pairs forming cup ..... [S. subulata]


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