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Arenaria norvegica

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Arenaria norvegica subsp. anglica - Sandwort, English

Arctic and English Sandwort

Scientific name: Arenaria norvegica Gunnerus

Diagnostic features
Annual to perennial well branched below with ascending stems to 6cm.
Leaves with obscure midrib, the margins glabrous or pubescent only in lower 1/3.
Flowers 1-2(4) per stem.
Petals 4-5.5mm.
Styles 3-5.

This species is keyed out from Page 2169 in the Text Key.

Key to the subspecies:
a. Perennial with many non-flowering shoots; leaves obovate; flowers c.9-10mm across; styles 3-5.
................... Arenaria norvegica subsp. norvegica.
b. Annual or biennial with few non-flowering shoots; leaves narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate; flowers c.11-23mm across; styles 3.
........................ Arenaria norvegica subsp. anglica.

Arenaria norvegica
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