Scleranthus perennis
Family: Caryophyllaceae
perennial knawel
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Scleranthus: from Greek scleros, "hard," and anthos, "flower," from the extremely hard hypanthium or calyx tube
Plants: spreading perennial, up to 6" tall forb; stems with many forks
Leaves: opposite, growing together at the base, linear
Flowers: greenish, tiny, 5-parted, mostly stalkless, no petals, sepals rounded with conspicuous white borders; inflorescence a tight, branched clusters; blooms June-Sept.
Habitat: disturbed areas
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Merel R. Black  
Scleranthus perennis image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Scleranthus perennis image
Merel R. Black  
Scleranthus perennis image
Scleranthus perennis image
Scleranthus perennis image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Scleranthus perennis image
Scleranthus perennis image
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