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Plant Details

Stipulicida setacea

Pineland Scalypink, Coastal Plain Wireplant

Scientific Name:

Stipulicida setacea

Common Name:

Pineland Scalypink, Coastal Plain Wireplant

Plant Family

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

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. Common on NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America

Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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