Sagina decumbens

Family:CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Species:Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
Common Name:Trailing Pearlwort; Eastern Pearlwort
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Annual
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:SADE
Plant Notes:Trailing Pearlwort is a native herbaceous annual in the Pink family (Caryophyllaceae). It is native to all of Alabama. It is most common in areas with disturbed sandy soils. Trailing Pearlwort occurs in fallow fields, on roadsides, in ditches, in lawns, in cemeteries, and along trails. It is an annual with a tap root. The stems are erect, decumbent or ascending, glabrous, green in color, and often purple tinged towards the base. Leaves are opposite, connate (fused together) at the base, glabrous, linear, and entire. Flowers are solitary and terminal or axillary. The pedicel is filiform and glabrous or glandular pubescent. Individual flowers have 5 green sepals with whitish margins, and 5 white petals. Some flowers may lack petals (apetalous). The fruit is a capsule with many small tan seed.—A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FAC+ (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE - Pink family
Genus Sagina
Species Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray - Trailing Pearlwort; Eastern Pearlwort

Citation

Citation SAGINA DECUMBENS (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray, N. Amer. Fl. 1: 177. 1838.
Basionym: Spergula decumbens Elliott 1821.
Type: SOUTH CAROLINA:

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Sagina elliottii Sagina elliottii Fenzl ex A. Gray, Manual, ed. 2. 61. 1856, nom. illegit.Spergula decumbens Elliott 1821. 
Sagina subulata var. smithii Sagina subulata (Swartz) Torrey & A. Gray, var. smithii A. Gray, Manual, ed. 5. 95. 1867. NEW JERSEY: Atlantic Co.: Pine woods at mouth of Great Egg Harbor, Jun 1865, Smith s.n. (lectotype: GH). Lectotypified by Crow, Rhodora 80: 61, 68. 1978.
Sagina decumbens var. smithii Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray, var. smithii (A. Gray) S. Watson & J. M. Coulter, in A. Gray, Manual, ed. 6. 89. 1889.Sagina subulata (Swartz) Torrey & A. Gray, var. smithii A. Gray 1867. 
Spergula decumbens Spergula decumbens Elliott, Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 1: 523. 1821. SOUTH CAROLINA

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dallas, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Hale, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lawrence, Lee, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1963 - 1988

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
JSU129313 Calhoun 08 Apr 1970 Boone, W.E. (Bill)
s.n.
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UWAL0037024 Lawrence 19 Mar 2011 England, J. Kevin
2696
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
JSU129312 Blount 31 Mar 1976 Whetstone, R. David
7876
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UWAL0043683 Baldwin 24 Mar 2006 Larsen, Harry S.
1506
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torr. & A. Gray
JSU129322 Elmore 27 Apr 1979 Whetstone, R. David
9591
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AUA_ACC_49620 Crenshaw 22 Apr 1988 Diamond, Alvin R.
4508
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129338 Talladega 30 May 1973 Whetstone, R. David
RDW-1528
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
JSU129319 Cullman 18 Apr 1979 Whetstone, R. David
9457
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AUA_ACC_23759 Macon 27 Mar 1971 Donavan, Lois A.
031
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
TROY000044737 Autauga 24 Jan 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
337
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
AUA_ACC_64911 Covington 5 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
14967
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
UNA00054191 Lamar 08 Apr 2001 Haynes, Robert R.
10084
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
AUA_ACC_5217 Lee 1 Apr 1957 Funderburk, Jr., H.H.
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129314 Calhoun 08 Apr 1970 Sims, Janet D.
s.n.
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AUA_ACC_62861 Cleburne 3 May 1957 Adams, W.H.
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129316 Cherokee 25 Mar 1976 Whetstone, R. David
7580
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AMAL00016208 Crenshaw 05 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
14968
AMAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UNA00033697 Conecuh 21 Mar 1987 Haynes, Robert R.
8842
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129330 Marshall 05 May 1993 Spaulding, Daniel D.
3717
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UNA00059103 Barbour 16 Mar 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11097
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
TROY000003674 Covington 05 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
14967
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
TROY000037755 Montgomery 10 Feb 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
23734
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
TROY000017966 Calhoun 15 Apr 1970 Tuder, Jessica
s.n.
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
UNA00064381 Crenshaw 05 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
14968
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129327 Lee 02 Apr 1964 Bozarth, Gene A.
s.n.
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UWAL0032948 Morgan 23 Apr 2016 England, J. Kevin
6267
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
JSU129320 Cullman 31 Mar 1976 Whetstone, R. David
7920
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UNA00064425 Barbour 23 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15017
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129332 Marshall 27 Mar 1976 Whetstone, R. David
7692
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AUA_ACC_45238 Baldwin 22 Mar 1987 Diamond, Alvin R.
3052
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
TROY000003671 Barbour 16 Mar 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11097
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
TROY000033203 Montgomery 28 Mar 2010 Diamond, Alvin R.
21212
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
UWAL0015263 Pickens 26 Mar 2014 Keener, Brian R.
8282
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
AUA_ACC_45586 Crenshaw 17 Apr 1987 Diamond, Alvin R.
3129
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129326 Jefferson 02 Apr 1976 Atkinson, Tim A.
1077
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AUA_ACC_64912 Crenshaw 5 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
14968
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
ALNHS00001591 Dallas 24 May 2010 Barger, T. Wayne
OC-547
ALNHS
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & A. Gray
AMAL00006307 Barbour 16 Mar 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11097
AMAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
TROY000037582 Bullock 22 Mar 2012 Dykes, Bailee
401
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
USAM000003611 Mobile 01 May 1973 LeLong, Michel G.
6989
USAM
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
TROY000003672 Barbour 23 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15017
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
UNA00033641 Mobile 27 Mar 1965 Deramus, Rebecca
D 329
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
UWAL0001608 Marengo 27 Mar 2010 England, J. Kevin
2279
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray ssp. decumbens
JSU129324 Jackson 14 Mar 1973 Landers, Kenneth E.
RDW-825
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AUA000038133 Morgan 23 Apr 2016 England, J. Kevin
6267
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
UNA00065599 Cherokee 27 Mar 2005 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12224
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129325 Jefferson 02 Apr 1976 Whetstone, R. David
7985
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
TROY000031631 Butler 03 Apr 2010 Diamond, Alvin R.
21228
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
UNA00033631 Tuscaloosa 29 Mar 1963 Deramus, Rebecca
307
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
AUA_ACC_44126 Conecuh 10 May 1986 Diamond, Alvin R.
2460
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
TROY000048552 Autauga 14 Mar 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
446
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
USAM000003612 Mobile 02 Apr 1968 LeLong, Michel G.
4255
USAM
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
AMAL00016207 Covington 05 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
14967
AMAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UNA00027102 Escambia 13 Mar 1988 Haynes, Robert R.
9264
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
UWAL0046202 Autauga 14 Mar 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
446
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
JSU129333 Marshall 03 Apr 1992 Spaulding, Daniel D.
1264
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UWAL0012400 Montgomery 10 Feb 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
23734
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
JSU129337 Randolph 18 Apr 1985 Nixon, Christopher F.
1052
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UNA00033661 Shelby 19 Mar 1966 Thomas, Jerry P.
30
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
TROY000033195 Houston 10 Apr 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
18901
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
TROY000017741 Covington 16 Mar 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
18789
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
UNA00064390 Covington 05 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
14967
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
TROY000003673 Coffee 01 Mar 2003 Diamond, Alvin R.
13779
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
UNA00050070 Randolph _ Mar 1986 Nixon, Christopher F.
2086
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129334 Montgomery 31 Mar 1983 Whetstone, R. David
12936
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UNA00058572 Blount 27 Mar 1999 Keener, Brian R.
1857
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129336 Morgan 27 Mar 1976 Whetstone, R. David
7755
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AUA_ACC_48653 Pike 23 Mar 1988 Diamond, Alvin R.
4293
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
AMAL00006308 Randolph 02 Mar 1989 Spaulding, Daniel D.
33
AMAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
JSU129317 Cleburne 12 Apr 1968 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AMAL00019947 Mobile 18 Mar 2013 Horne, Howard E.
2011
AMAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UWAL0039717 Dallas 27 Feb 2018 Diamond, Alvin R.
28082
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
UWAL0008526 Sumter 07 Apr 2010 Keener, Brian R.
5730
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129329 Madison 06 Apr 1976 Atkinson, Tim A.
1247
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UWAL0008527 Washington 18 Mar 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5065
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
UWAL0018320 Covington 08 Apr 1988 Kral, Robert
74583
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) T&G
JSU129311 Blount 31 Mar 1976 Whetstone, R. David
7821
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AUA_ACC_12369 Lee 7 Apr 1965 Koelling, Alfred C.
2117
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129315 Cherokee 25 Mar 1976 Whetstone, R. David
7592
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AMAL00011661 Cherokee 27 Mar 2005 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12224
AMAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
JSU129331 Marshall 28 Mar 1973 Whetstone, R. David
RDW-870
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
JSU129328 Madison 11 May 1996 Spaulding, Daniel D.
8420
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UNA00033626 Hale 20 Mar 1966 Williams, Norris H.
186
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
AMAL00016111 Barbour 23 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15017
AMAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
TROY000046252 Dallas 27 Feb 2018 Diamond, Alvin R.
28082
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
AUA_ACC_45312 Macon 12 Apr 1979 Crawford, Daniel S.
068
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
UNA00054214 Fayette 08 Apr 2001 Haynes, Robert R.
10061
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
TROY000039484 Elmore 05 Mar 2012 Pullen, Robert
339
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
UNA00047138 Randolph 18 Apr 1985 Nixon, Christopher F.
1052
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129321 Elmore 31 Mar 1983 Whetstone, R. David
12996 A
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UNA00033621 Mobile s.d. Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray var. smithii (Gray) S. Wats.
TROY000003675 Crenshaw 04 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
14968
TROY
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
AUA_ACC_64961 Barbour 23 Mar 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15017
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
AUA000039318 Cullman Mar 1904 Wolf, Wolfgang
AUA
Sagina Decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129318 Cleburne 12 Apr 1968 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
AMAL00019773 Mobile 23 Mar 2013 Horne, Howard E.
2020
AMAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UNA00033656 Hale 22 Mar 1966 Maginness, Sherrie E.
134
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129323 Etowah 30 Mar 1996 Hodge-Spaulding, Lesley M.
4431
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UNA00033636 Tuscaloosa s.d. Smith, Eugene A.
s.n.
UNA
Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torr. & Gray
JSU129335 Morgan 15 Mar 1999 Spaulding, Daniel D.
10547
JSU
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & Gray
UWAL0036646 Mobile 19 Mar 2017 Horne, Howard E.
3738
UWAL
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray
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