Wilhelmsia physodes (Fisch.) McNeill
FamilyCaryophyllaceae — APG family: Caryophyllaceae
SynonymsArenaria physodes Fisch. ex Ser. in DC., Merckia physodes (Fisch.) Fisch.
DescriptionStem creeping, strongly branched; flowering stems ascending, glandular-puberu- lent; leaves ovate or oblong, acute, glabrous, ciliated in margin; flowers solitary; pedicels glandular; sepals ovate, blunt, often reddish; petals somewhat longer than calyx; stamens as long as, or longer than, petals; capsule spherical, with several deep grooves, inflated, larger than sepals, falling in 3 parts at maturity.
EcologyMoist, sandy places, gravel bars; common in many areas; in the central Yukon to at least 1,100 meters.
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.