Moenchia erecta subsp. erecta

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 93.

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

Distribution

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Introduced; B.C., Calif., Ill., Oreg., S.C., Wash., Europe

Discussion

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.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Richard K. Rabeler +  and Ronald L. Hartman +
(Linnaeus) P. Gaertner +
Sagina erecta +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
Laciniate (?) +, Emarginate (?) +, Jagged (?) +, 2-fid (?) +  and Entire (?) +
linear +  and linear-oblanceolate +
not succulent +
reduced +
herbaceous +  and scarious +
cylindric +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br />) +
petiolate +  and sessile +
dish--shaped +
expanded +
B.C. +, Calif. +, Ill. +, Oreg. +, S.C. +, Wash. +  and Europe +
0-600 m +
straight +  and curved +
central +  and peripheral +
inconspicuous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
stalked +  and simple +
Lawns, disturbed areas +
disc--shaped +  and dish +
not stipulate +  and petiolate +
connate +
silvery +  and white +
swollen +
3 +  and 5 +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (7.6 cm76 mm <br />0.076 m <br />) +
fugacious +
Flowering spring. +
Oekon. Fl. Wetterau +
papillate +
compressed +  and reniform +
persistent +
distinct +
lanceolate +
0.38 cm3.8 mm <br />0.0038 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
branched +  and simple +
ascending;erect +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (19 cm190 mm <br />0.19 m <br />) +
[50 +  and 4 +
papillate +
distinct +
filiform +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
Moenchia erecta subsp. erecta +
Moenchia erecta +
subspecies +
divided +
10 +  and 8 +
rhizomatous +  and taprooted +
pubescence of simple hairs or stalked glands +  and glabrous +