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Arenaria serpyllifolia L.
THYMELEAF SANDWORT
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Arenaria serpyllifolia, Thyme-leaved Sandwort
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Arenaria serpyllifolia ssp leptoclados
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Arenaria serpyllifolia L.

Thymeleaf Sandwort

Arenaria serpyllifolia plant

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Habit - Taprooted annual forb.

Stems - Sprawling to erect, usually branched, moderately pubescent with minute, downward-curved hairs, sometimes also stipitate-glandular.

Arenaria serpyllifolia stem Stem.

Leaves - Opposite, fused basally into a sheath, usually sessile. Leaf blades 0.2-0.7 cm long, elliptic to broadly ovate, tapered at the base, acute, entire, glabrous.

Arenaria serpyllifolia leaves Leaves.

Inflorescence - Axillary single flowers or terminal loose cymes. Pedicels elongating in fruit to 1 cm, retrorsely pubescent. Bracts paired, leaflike.

Flowers - Sepals 5, 2-3 mm long, becoming elongated to 4 mm long at fruiting, free or basally fused, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, sharply pointed, the margins thin and whitened. Petals 5, free, usually shorter than the sepals, 0.6-2.7 mm long, oblong, not tapered to a stalklike base, entire at the tip, white. Stamens 10, the filaments white, glabrous, distinct. Pistil with 1 locule, sessile. Styles 3, white, glabrous, each with the stigmatic area along the inner surface. Ovary superior, green, glabrous, 1.5 mm long, 1 mm in diameter, unilocular. Placentation free-central.

Arenaria serpyllifolia flower Flower.

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Arenaria serpyllifolia calyx Calyx.

Fruits - Capsules, 3.0-3.5 mm long, dehiscing apically by 6 ascending to recurved teeth. Seeds 10-15, 0.3-0.6 mm wide, kidney-shaped, the surface tuberculate, black.

Arernaria serpyllifolia fruit Fruit.

Flowering - April - August.

Habitat - Glades, fields, bluffs, roadsides, railroads, disturbed areas.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - This tiny plant is common throughout most of Missouri and large portions of the continental U.S. It is small and inconspicuous, and often overlooked, although large populations can be showy in their own way on warm, sunny spring days. This species can be identified in the field by its small, opposite, ovate leaves and its small white petals, which are smaller than the sepals.

Missour plants can be subdivided into two varieties: var. serpyllifolia , which has more conical fruits and larger seeds, and var. tenuior , which has more cylindrical fruits and smaller seeds. The distinction is subtle and only possible if mature fruits are present (or by counting chromosomes).

Photographs taken in Gainesville, FL., 2-11-03, and at Providence Prairie, Lawrence County, MO., 6-18-05 (DETenaglia); also along the Katy Trail west of Augusta, St. Charles County, MO, 5-12-2017 (SRTurner).


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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Tracheophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Caryophyllales  
 Family Caryophyllaceae  
 Genus Arenaria  
  Arenaria serpyllifolia    L. 
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Synonyms: Arenaria leptoclados Arenaria serpyllifolia leptoclados Arenaria serpyllifolia tenuior   details
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Arenaria serpyllifolia L.
thymeleaf sandwort

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General Information
Symbol: ARSE2
Group: Dicot
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ARLE3 Arenaria leptoclados (Rchb.) Guss.
ARSEL Arenaria serpyllifolia L. ssp. leptoclados (Rchb.) Nyman
ARSES2 Arenaria serpyllifolia L. ssp. serpyllifolia
ARSET Arenaria serpyllifolia L. var. tenuior Mert. & W.D.J. Koch

Classification

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Genus Arenaria L. – sandwort
Species Arenaria serpyllifolia L. – thymeleaf sandwort

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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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© 2008 Steve Matson

Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0808 0872 [detail]
© 2008 Steve Matson

Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Thyme-leaved Sandwort
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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© 2012 Jean Pawek

Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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© 2008 Steve Matson

Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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© 2008 Steve Matson

Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Thyme-leaved Sandwort
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© 2010 Vernon Smith

Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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© 2012 Jean Pawek

Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
ID: 0000 0000 1214 3236 [detail]
© 2014 John Doyen

Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
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© 2014 John Doyen

Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
ID: 0000 0000 1214 3238 [detail]
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Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
ID: 0000 0000 1214 3239 [detail]
© 2014 John Doyen

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