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Green Landscaping: Greenacres
Native Plants of the Great Lakes
North Branch Restoration Project Seed Book
Arenaria Lateriflora / Family:
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.