E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Corrigiola litoralis subsp. litoralis L.
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Corrigiola litoralis subsp. litoralis
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Species Information

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Annual or biennial herb from a slender taproot; stems prostrate, branched, glabrous or glaucous, 10-25 cm long.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves opposite, oblanceolate, slightly succulent, 5-30 mm long, 2-5 mm wide, gradually narrowed to short-stalked bases; stipules lacking.
Inflorescence of several flowers in rounded clusters; petals 5, white or pinkish-tinged, less than 1 mm long; sepals 5, greenish or red, about 1 mm long, the 5 broadly white-margined lobes about equalling the tube.
Capsules cylindric, about 1 mm long, purplish-black, 10-valved; seeds about 0.5 mm long.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Mesic to dry waste places in the lowland zone; rare in SW BC, known only from Vancouver and Langley; introduced from Europe.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

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