Monday, November 30, 2015

Flower for the Day Alpine Sandwort Greenland 11-30

Alpine sandwort (Arenaria lateriflora) is a tundra plant that is a member of the Pink Family (Caryophyllacea)
along with moss campion and chickweed. Its striking flowers consist of 5 white petals, 5 light green sepals, a light
green superior ovary with 3 styles and 10 stamens. They can be distinguished from the chickweeds and the starworts in that the ends of the petals are convex.
This little beauty was on our last tundra hike in Greenland.

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