Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Caryophyllaceae
(Pink Family)


The Caryophyllaceae are mostly small herbs. They have opposite leaves and swollen nodes along the stem. They have cleft petals and flower parts in fives.

Cerastium arvense (Field Chickweed)
Cerastium brachypodum (Short Stalk Chickweed)
Cerastium fastigiatum (Fastigiate Chickweed)
Drymaria glandulosa (Fendler Drymary)
Drymaria leptophylla (Canyon Drymary)
Drymaria molluginea (Slimleaf Drymary)
Pseudostellaria jamesiana (Sticky Starwort)
Saponaria officinalis (Bouncing Bet)
Silene antirrhina (Sleepy Catchfly)
Silene laciniata (Indian Pink)
Silene scouleri var. pringlei (Pringle's Catchfly)
Silene wrightii (Wright's Catchfly)
Spergulastrum lanuginosum subsp. saxosum
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed)
Stellaria porsildii (Porsild's Starwort)


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