Caryophyllaceae Week: Sagina subulata from California: Sagina subulata (Swartz) C. Presl, Fl. Sicul. 158. 1826.
Common names: Irish moss, Scottish moss, pearlwort
This perennial herb forming moss-like mats; leave opposite, connate at base, awl-shaped, bristle-tipped, 6 mm log, glabrous; flowers white, 1-3 together on sender pedicels; sepals 2 mm long, with hyaline margi; petals almost ar long as sepals; capsule slightly emerging from calyx. 
Photographed from a nursery in California.


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