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Plant Details

Stipulicida setacea

Pineland scalypink, Wire-plant

Scientific Name:

Stipulicida setacea

Common Name:

Pineland scalypink, Wire-plant

Plant Family

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Annual

Bloom Color(s):

white

Soil Moisture:

very xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

May to August

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Xeric sands of sandhills, dry pine flatwoods, maritime forests.

In bloom, late spring

Wire-plant is an annual or short-lived perennial well adapted to dry habitats by its tiny flowers and bractlike leaves. The basal leaves are produced in fall, overwinter, then disappear in spring.

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Paynter, Halyburton Park, Wilmington, May 9, 2013

Flowers

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In late summer

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Carolina Beach State Park, August 19, 2012

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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