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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Native Plants of the Great Lakes

North Branch Restoration Project Seed Book

Arenaria Lateriflora / Family: Caryophyllaceae
Wood Sandwort, Swink/Wilhelm #8

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FLOWERING: May - June.


HABITAT: Dry woodland edges and open savannas.

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Up to 8 inches. A delicate, spreading plant. Looks much like chickweed but does not crowd other plants - a loner. Stems erect or ascending. Opposite leaves thin, oval or oblong, 1/2 to 1 inch long.

TO PICK: Seed capsule is oval, divided into 3 valves. Turns light-tan when ripe.


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