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Scientific Name: Sagina procumbens
Pronunciation: suh-JYE-nuh pro-KUM-benz
Common Name: birdeye pearlwort
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
Plant Type: Weed (horticultural), Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves linear, 1-2 cm long; flowers with 4-5 sepals and 4-5 small white petals (sometimes violet or absent).
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:< 0.1m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Golf green
Additional Info: Google
birdeye pearlwort
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, White, Green, Violet
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:

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