Caryophyllaceae - pink family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 30 March 2017)

Caryophyllaceae - pink family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 18 species in 11 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Cerastium (2 species)
      Cerastium arvense - field chickweed (occasional [see note 1 at bottom of page])
      Cerastium fontanum - mouse-ear chickweed (common)
   Dianthus (1 species)
      Dianthus armeria - Deptford pink (uncommon)
   Honckenya (1 species)
      Honckenya peploides - seaside-sandwort (rare)
   Minuartia (2 species)
      Minuartia glabra - Appalachian sandplant (occasional)
      Minuartia groenlandica - mountain sandplant (occasional)
   Moehringia (1 species)
      Moehringia lateriflora - blunt-leaved grove-sandwort (common)
   Sagina (2 species)
      Sagina nodosa - knotted pearlwort (uncommon)
      Sagina procumbens - bird's-eye pearlwort (occasional)
   Saponaria (1 species)
       Saponaria officinalis - common soapwort (uncommon)
   Silene (2 species)
      Silene latifolia - white campion (uncommon)
      Silene vulgaris - bladder campion (common)
   Spergula (1 species)
       Spergula arvensis - corn spurry (occasional)
   Spergularia (3 species)
      Spergularia canadensis - Canada sand-spurry (uncommon)
      Spergularia marina - marsh sand-spurry (uncommon)
      Spergularia rura - ruby sand-spurry (uncommon)
   Stellaria (2 species)
      Stellaria graminea - lesser stitchwort (common)
      Stellaria media - common stitchwort (common)

Cerastium (chickweed)
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Cerastium arvense (field chickweed) - [information to be added]

Cerastium fontanum (mouse-ear chickweed) - [information to be added]

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Dianthus (pink)
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Dianthus armeria (Deptford pink) - [information to be added]

Honckenya (seaside-sandwort)
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Honckenya peploides (seaside-sandwort) - [information to be added]

Minuartia (sandplant)
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Minuartia glabra (Appalachian sandplant) - [information to be added]

Minuartia groenlandica (mountain sandplant) - [information to be added]

Moehringia (grove-sandwort)
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Moehringia lateriflora (blunt-leaved grove-sandwort) - [information to be added]

Sagina (pearlwort)
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Sagina nodosa (knotted pearlwort) - [information to be added]

Sagina procumbens (bird's-eye pearlwort) - [information to be added]

Saponaria (soapwort)
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Saponaria officinalis (common soapwort) - [information to be added]

Silene (campion)
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Silene latifolia (white campion) - [information to be added]

Silene vulgaris (bladder campion) - [information to be added]

Spergula (spurry)
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Spergula arvensis (corn spurry) - [information to be added]

Spergularia (sand-spurry)
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Spergularia canadensis (Canada sand-spurry) - [information to be added]

Spergularia marina (saltmarsh sand-spurry) - [information to be added]

Spergularia rubra (ruby sand-spurry) - [information to be added]

Stellaria (stitchwort)
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Stellaria graminea (grass-leaved stitchwort) - [information to be added]
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Spergularia media (common stitchwort) - [information to be added]

   1. Frequency designations are from the book The Plants of Acadia National Park (ISBN 978-0-89101-120-0) by Glen H. Mittelhauser, Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in 2010 by The University of Maine Press.