Mollugo cerviana

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Mollugo cerviana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Molluginaceae
Genus: Mollugo
M. cerviana
Binomial name
Mollugo cerviana

Mollugo cerviana is a species of flowering plant known by the common name threadstem carpetweed. It can be found on most continents growing as a weed in many types of dry, sandy habitat types. It is an annual herb producing a thin, erect stem up to about 20 centimeters tall. The narrow, waxy leaves are up to 1.5 centimeters long, linear in shape, and arranged in whorls around the stem. The inflorescence is a loose umbel of tiny flowers each made up of whitish, petal-like sepals less than 2 millimeters long, and no true petals.


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