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Crassula connata (Ruiz & Pav.) A. Berger
Sand Pygmyweed (Erect Pigmyweed; erect pygmyweed)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Crassula connata var. connata

Species Information

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Weak annual herb, rooting nodally; stems ascending or erect, freely branching, 2-6 cm tall, glabrous.
Opposite, entire, succulent, oblong egg-shaped, 1.5-3 mm long.
Inflorescence of flower clusters in the leaf axils; flowers usually 4-merous, greenish, short-stalked but lengthening in fruit; calyces cup-shaped; petals no longer than the sepals, whitish.
Follicles, less than 2 mm long, purplish, 1-2 seeded.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Wet to moist vernal pools on coastal bluffs in the lowland zone; rare on S Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands; S to AZ, CA and MX, Chile.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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