Minuartia drummondii

(Drummond’s Stitchwort)


Minuartia drummondii, Winedale, Fayette Co. 2421


Minuartia drummondii, Winedale, Fayette Co. 2423

Scientific Name Minuartia drummondii (Arenaria drummondii, Mononeuria nuttallii) USDA PLANTS Symbol MIDR
Common Name Drummond's Stitchwort, Sandwort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 19992
Family Caryophyllaceae (Pink) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy soils in grassy ares of pastures, edges of fields and woodlands.
Plant: Low, upright clumped annual, 8 inches tall; stems covered with glandular hairs.
Leaves: Opposite, oblanceolate to oblong-lanceolate blades with single vein; blades up to 1-1/4 inches long and 3/16-inch wide, smaller upwards and stalkless; tips pointed and may be purplish or green.
Inflorescence: White flowers usually in pairs in open cymes, about 1 inch or more across, 5 veined petals deeply notched at tips and much larger than sepals; yellow stamens.
Bloom Period: February to June.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by G. Ajilvsgi and SEINet.
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