red sand spurry, more...
[Arenaria rubra L., more]
Etymology: Spergularia: Latin derivative of Spergula
Plants: erect/prostrate, annual/perennial, 4"-12" tall, succulent forb with many branches
Leaves: opposite with some secondary leaves, linear, with small papery appendage at the base
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/4" wide, petals shorter than the sepals; inflorescence on long stalks from the leaf axils; blooms May-Aug.
Fruits: capsule with wingless seed
Habitat: dry; woods, forests, often in road beds; in sandy, gravelly soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized