Stipulicida setacea Michx. - Pineland ScalyPink
Family - Caryophyllaceae
Scalelike and minute - see photo above.
Flowering - April - September.
Habitat - Xeric, sandy ground of pinelands and scrub.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This little species can be found in the southern portion of Alabama in counties with sandy soils. The plant is easy to identify in the field because of its habitat, its thin, dichotomously-branched stems, and its tiny white flowers. No other species resembles this one.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 5-6-05.