Sagina species in India:

  1. Sagina apetala Ard.
  2. S. japonica (Sw.) Ohwi
  3. S. procumbens L.
  4. S. purii R.D.Gaur
  5. S. saginoides (L.) H.Karst. 


  1. Majumdar, N.C. 1993. Caryophyllaceae. In; Sharma, B.D., Balakrishnan,
    N.P. and Sanjappa, M. (Eds.) Flora of India Vol-2, Botanical Survey of India,
    Calcutta, pp.502-595.
  2. eFI page  


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution English name
(L.) Karsten, Deutsch 
Herb Western Ghats,
Native of Eurasia
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Nilgiri Alpine
Pearlwort, Arctic Pearlwort

Sagina apetala Arduino (Europe, W. Asia, N. America, Canary Islands) (Introduced)
Sagina saginoides (L.) Karst. (Scandinavia, C. & .W. Asia, Siberia, W. China, N. Japan, N. America & Mexico)

Sagina japonica (Sw.) Ohwi (Himalaya (Nepal to Assam), India, W. & E. China, Taiwan)
Sagina saginoides (L.) Karsten (Europe, C. & W. Asia, Siberia, Himalaya (Kashmir to Sikkim), Tibet, India, W. China, N. Japan, N. America, Greenland)

Sagina japonica (Swartz) Ohwi [Bhutan, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Russia, Sikkim].
Sagina procumbens Linnaeus [Afghanistan, N India (Darjiling), Philippines, Russia, ?Sikkim; W Asia, Europe].
Sagina saginoides (Linnaeus) H. Karsten [Bhutan, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Sikkim, Vietnam; SW Asia, Europe, North America].

Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Details-
Sagina (Caryophyllaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Sagina (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

I have added the list of Indian species.

Thanks a lot, … If we can give the distribution also, it will be wonderful.
I have already made a beginning in this regard.