Arenaria (plant)

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Eremogone capillaris 5746.jpg
Arenaria capillaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Arenaria

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Arenaria is a genus of flowering plants, within the family Caryophyllaceae.

Species of this genus are among those plants commonly known as "sandworts". Several species formerly classified within Arenaria are now classed in the genera Spergularia, Eremogone and Minuartia.

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Recently described:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Johnson, Derek; Kershaw, Linda; Pojar, Jim; Mackinnon, Andy (1995), Plants of the Western Boreal Forest and Aspen Parkland, Edmonton, Alberta: Lone Pine Publishing and the Canadian Forest Service, p. 102, ISBN 1-55105-058-7 
  2. ^ Chapman, Ross (1991), The Discoverer's Guide to Elk Island National Park, Edmonton, Alberta: Lone Pine Publishing and the Friends of Elk Island Society, p. 88, ISBN 0-919433-89-8 
  3. ^ Bluestone Perennials: Arenaria verna 'Aurea' Archived September 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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