Moenchia erecta subsp. erecta
Stems 2.5–19 cm, glabrous, glaucous. Leaf-blades 5–18 mm. Pedicels 1–7.6 cm. Petals ca. 1/2–2/3 times as long as sepals. Capsules 5–6.5 mm, usually 4/5–1 times as long as sepals. 2n = 38 (Europe).
Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Lawns, disturbed areas
Elevation: 0-600 m
Introduced; B.C., Calif., Ill., Oreg., S.C., Wash., Europe
Moenchia erecta is known in widely scattered areas of western North America; its occurrence in the east is limited. Historical records from the 1830s exist as specimens collected at Baltimore, Maryland, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the species has not been recollected in either place since. The Illinois population, first documented in 1993, is scattered over an acre of a mowed field in a city park.
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