Moehringia lateriflora (L.) Fenzl
FamilyCaryophyllaceae — APG family: Caryophyllaceae
SynonymsArenaria lateriflora L.
Common namegrove sandwort
DescriptionRhizome filiform, branched, more or less horizontal; flowering stems erect, thin, usually branched, retrorsely puberulent; leaves ovate to oblong or lanceolate, obtuse or somewhat acute, glabrous or puberulent, ciliated, pellucid-punctate; bractlets small, blunt or somewhat acute; sepals glabrous, ovate or oblong, obtuse, scarious- margined; petals 2-3 times as long as sepals; filaments pubescent at base; capsule ovate, twice as long as sepals.
EcologyWoods, thickets, dry meadows; common in many places; to at least 600 meters in McKinley Park. Described from Siberia.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.