Calflora
Taxon  Report   7243    
Sagina apetala  Ard.
Annual pearlwort,  Dwarf pearlwort, Sticky pearlwort
Sagina apetala
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Sagina apetala
© 2012 Robert Steers/NPS
Sagina apetala
© 2007 Keir Morse
Sagina apetala, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to Californiais also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Sagina apetala
© 2010 Jennifer Buck
Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE  
Genus: Sagina
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Sagina apetala var. barbata
More information about  Sagina apetala
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SAAP)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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