Moehringia lateriflora

(Linnaeus) Fenzl

Vers. Darstell. Alsin., 18, 38. 1833.

Common names: Grove or blunt-leaf sandwort moehringie ou sabline latériflore
WeedyIllustrated
Basionym: Arenaria lateriflora Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 1: 423. 1753
Synonyms: Arenaria lateriflora var. angustifolia H. St. John Arenaria lateriflora var. taylorae H. St. John Arenaria lateriflora var. tenuicaulis Blankinship
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 71. Mentioned on page 72.

Plants perennial. Rhizomes forming extensive network. Stems ascending or decumbent, often branched, terete, 5–30 cm, uniformly retrorsely pubesescent. Leaves sessile or subsessile; petiole 0.1–1 mm; blade 1–3-veined, broadly elliptic to oblongelliptic or oblanceolate, 6–30 (–35) × (2–) 5–10 (–17) mm, margins granular to minutely serrulate-ciliate, apex obtuse or rounded. Inflorescences 1–5-flowered; bracts 1–3 mm, margins scarious. Pedicels erect, 3–30 mm. Flowers: sepals 5, midrib not keeled, ovate or obovate, herbaceous portion oblong to elliptic, 1.7–2.8 (–3) mm, margins narrow, apex mostly obtuse or rounded; petals 5, 3–6 mm, ca. 2 times as long as sepals. Capsules subglobose, 3–5 mm, 11/2–2 times as long as sepals. Seeds reniform, 1 mm, smooth. 2n = 48.


Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: Moist or dry woodlands, meadows, gravelly shores
Elevation: 50-2700 m

Distribution

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St. Pierre and Miquelon, Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Colo., Conn., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mo., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.Dak., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.Dak., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo., Europe, Asia

Discussion

Four varieties of Moehringia laterifolia have been described based on variation in leaf width and pubescence; they have been little used, and the variation appears not to be correlated with geography.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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... more about "Moehringia lateriflora"
Richard K. Rabeler +  and Ronald L. Hartman +
(Linnaeus) Fenzl +
Arenaria lateriflora +
Laciniate (?) +, Emarginate (?) +, Jagged (?) +, 2-fid (?) +  and Entire (?) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
broadly elliptic +  and oblongelliptic or oblanceolate +
5mm;10mm +
smaller +
subglobose +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Grove or blunt-leaf sandwort +  and moehringie ou sabline latériflore +
dish--shaped +
expanded +
St. Pierre and Miquelon +, Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Colo. +, Conn. +, Idaho +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mo. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, N.Dak. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +, Vt. +, Va. +, Wash. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +, Wyo. +, Europe +  and Asia +
50-2700 m +
straight +  and curved +
central +  and peripheral +
inconspicuous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
stalked +  and simple +
Moist or dry woodlands, meadows, gravelly shores +
disc--shaped +  and dish +
axillary +  and terminal +
subsessile +  and sessile +
not connate +
granular to minutely +
obovate +, ovate +  and not keeled +
3 times width of filament +
swollen +
3 +  and 5 +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
fugacious +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
0.01 cm0.1 mm <br />1.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–early summer. +
0.28 cm2.8 mm <br />0.0028 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 m <br /> (0.28 cm2.8 mm <br />0.0028 m <br />) +
Vers. Darstell. Alsin., +
extensive +
smooth +  and minutely tuberculate +
reniform +
persistent +
distinct +
ovate;obovate +
0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Weedy +  and Illustrated +
8 (?) +  and 10 (?) +
decumbent;ascending +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
[30 +  and 3 +
papillate +
distinct +
filiform +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br />) +
Arenaria lateriflora var. angustifolia +, Arenaria lateriflora var. taylorae +  and Arenaria lateriflora var. tenuicaulis +
Moehringia lateriflora +
Moehringia +
species +
divided +
10 +  and 8 +
rhizomatous +  and taprooted +
pubescence of simple hairs or stalked glands +  and glabrous +