Arenaria lanuginosa (Michx.) Rohrb.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Arenaria lanuginosa (Michx.) Rohrb.

  • Description

    Species Description - Lax perennial; stem retrorsely puberulent, to 5 dm; lvs narrowly lance-elliptic or elliptic-oblanceolate, 15–30 × 2–8 mm, ± pustulate, ciliate at base; pedicels axillary, slender, mostly 1.5–4 cm, ascending to reflexed, puberulent; sep lanceolate, 3–4 mm, acute or acutish, 1-nerved, glabrous, often pustulate, sometimes ciliolate at base; pet minute or usually none; seed 0.6–0.8 mm, flattened, somewhat keeled dorsally, smooth, shining, black or dark reddish-black; 2n=44. Open woodlands and rocky places or damp thickets; se. Va. to Ark., s. to tropical Amer. Our plants are var. lanuginosa.