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Ayre's* Pink Family               Waghorne  Southcott


Dianthus (Pink. Carnation), D. barbatus L. (Sweet William), and Gypsophila (Baby's Breath), belong to this family. Usually stems swollen at joints.

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A. SAND SPURREY.

Spergularia rubra (L.) J. & C. Presl. Annual or biennial, forming tufts. Many grey-green stems. Pink flowers.--Roadsides, Europe, N. Amer., Nfld.--July. Spergularia marina (L.) Griseb; S. salina J. & C. Presl.--Brackish sands, Europe, N. Amer., Nfld.

B. 402. SHORE SPURREY. NORTHERN SANDSPURREY.

Spergularia canadensis (Pers.) Don.; Buda borealis Wats; Tissa canadensis Britton; S. borealis Robinson. Slender spreading annual, a few inches high. Narrow, fleshy, blunt leaves. Small white flowers.--Sea-sand, Labrador, N. Amer., Nfld.--July.




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CORN SPURREY.

Spergula arvensis L. Slender annual, six inches to one foot. Leaves six or eight, appearing whorled. Small white flowers, hanging after flowering.--Cultivated ground. Naturalised from Europe. N. Amer., Nfld.--August. Latin, spargere, to scatter, from seeds.




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A. PROCUMBENT PEARLWORT.

Sagina procumbens L. Annual, one to three inches. Parts in fours, but sometimes fives. Dark green leaves. White flowers.--wet banks, Europe, N. Amer., Nfld.--July.

B. 405. KNOTTED PEARLWORT. Sagina nodosa (L.) Fenzl. Forming little perennial tufts. Stems a few inches. Upper leaves with clusters of small ones in axils. Showy white flowers, five petals.--Wet sandy or gravelly places, N. Amer., Nfld.--August.




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*Agnes Marion Miller Ayre. Wild Flowers of Newfoundland.
St. John's, Newfoundland : Published privately by A.M. Ayre, 1935, p. 86-88

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