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Latin: Caryophyllaceae

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Arenaria congesta
Common Names ballhead sandwort
Family Pink
Jagged Chickweed (Holosteum umbellatum)Holosteum umbellatum
Common Names jagged chickweed
Family Pink
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Yes
bigleaf sandwort, franklin's sandwort (Moehringia macrophylla)
Moehringia macrophylla
Common Names bigleaf sandwort, franklin's sandwort
Family Pink
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Short Description previously known as Arenaria macrophylla
Native Yes
Weed No
bouncingbet, soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)
Saponaria officinalis
Common Names bouncingbet, soapwort
Family Pink
Flower Color White-pale pink
Plant Type Herb
Short Description European origin, escaped as a weed, toxic to livestock but seldom consumed.
Native No
Weed Yes

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Dr. Clinton C. Shock

Malheur Agricultural Experiment Station
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Ontario, OR 97914
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