Taxon  Report   9691    
Arenaria serpyllifolia  L.
Thymeleaf sandwort
Arenaria serpyllifolia
© 2008 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Arenaria serpyllifolia
© 2014 John Doyen
Arenaria serpyllifolia
© 2006 Steve Matson
Arenaria serpyllifolia, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Arenaria serpyllifolia
© 2006 Steve Matson
Genus: Arenaria
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Arenaria leptoclados
PLANTS: Arenaria serpyllifolia ssp. leptoclados
PLANTS: Arenaria serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifolia
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More information about  Arenaria serpyllifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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:   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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