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Herb from high altitude for id 140311MK2:
Please help to id this small herb found on rock crevices on high altitudes.

Location: Ooty town, Nilgiris, TN
Altitude: c. 2100 ASL
Date: 24 Jan 2011
Plant height: c. 10 cm long
Leaf c. 0.5cm across (more or less cordate shaped)
Flower c. 0.3 cm across
I have also seen this herb at Silver falls of Kodaikanal, TN.

–  Is this a weed of Tea plantation and paddy fields?
Yes .., the genera is Drymaria sp. of Caryophyllaceae.

– Could this be Drymaria villosa Chamisso & Schlechtendal, Linnaea. 5: 232. 1830.? as per http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=242000524
Because the leaves are almost hirsute here (my plant).

Drymaria villosa !!


Caryophyllaceae Week: Drymaria villosa Cham. & Schlect.: Name: Drymaria villosa Cham. & Schlect.

Family: Caryophyllaceae
Habitat: garden weed
Location: a private property in Ooty, Nilgiris, Tn
Altitude: 2200 m asl
Date: 24 January 2011
Is this id right? I chose the specific epithet to be villosa because of the hairy nature of leaves.

Another very good upload

I guess so!


SK61AUG3-2016:ID ! : 5 posts by 4 authors.
Sharing some pictures for identification shot at Jitpur Phedi on the way to Kakani, Nepal on 28 July 2016 at 4800 ft.

Looks like a chickweed. Myosoton aquaticum, perhaps?

Drymaria villosa (Caryophyllaceae)

26122019EPT50 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8) – around 600 kb each.
presenting for ID
Location : Chennai outskirts
Date :26.12.2019
Elevation : 23 mts.
Habitat : Urban garden
Habit : Pot weed, flowers 3mm. plant Ht. upto 15cm

No leaf?

Caryophyllaceae member, Could be Stellaria sp.,

All images are of the same plant. No mix up with any other.

Thanks, … for the genus id.
I could not find a match to all the three species reported from Tamilnadu as per comparative images at Stellaria
I think this is Drymaria villosa Cham. & Schltdl. as per images, details and references herein.

I guess you are right …!

Thank you, …, for correcting me,

Thank you … for the ID. I am sending two more images of the flowers to add with.
Attachments (2)- around 600 kb each.

I guess it is matching !


Drymaria villosa Cham. & Schltdl.: 8 very high resolution images.

Location: Bhaktapur
Date: November 2020
Altitude: 1500m.
Habitat : Wild


MS,Jan.,2024/05 Herb for id: 2 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,500 m
Date : 06-01-2024
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Caryophyllaceae ! Please post close up, clear  images of flowers, leaves.

Pl. post high res. images to see the finer details.
Also post if any other images.
Any keys in your book?

Drymaria sps…

Need complete picture for determining the species

But the images are not clear.



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