Arenaria benthamii Fenzl ex Torr. & A. Gray
Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
USDA Symbol: ARBE
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Oblanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Undulate
Leaf Apex: Acute , Apiculate , Cuspidate
Inflorescence: Cyme , Terminal
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: LA , NM , OK , TX
Native Habitat: North central, central, and south Texas west to the eastern Trans-Pecos. Grows on limestone outcrops, among boulders and in open woodlands, usually in shade of shrubs or small trees.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Research LiteratureReslit 172 - Long-term effects of dormant-season prescribed fire on plant community diversity, structure and productivity in a longleaf pine wiregrass ecosystem (1997) D. G. Brockway and C. E. Lewis
Reslit 173 - Restoring longleaf pine wiregrass ecosystems: plant cover, diversity and biomass following low-rate hexazinone application on Florida sandhills (1998) D. G. Brockway, K. W. Outcalt and R. N. Wilkins
Reslit 523 - Patterns of differentiation in wiregrass (Aristida beyrichiana): Implications for restoration efforts (1998) D. R. Gordon and K. J. Rice
Reslit 470 - The role of herbicide in savanna restoration: Effects of shrub reduction treatments on the understory and overstory of a longleaf pine flatwoods (2009) J. E. Freeman and S. Jose
Reslit 413 - Species-specific patterns of hydraulic lift in co-occurring adult trees and grasses in a sandhill community (2004) J. F. Espeleta, J. B. West and L. A. Donovan
Reslit 326 - Elevated atmospheric CO2 affects structure of a model regenerating longleaf pine community (2002) M. A. Davis, S. G. Pritchard, R. J. Mitchell, S. A...
Reslit 294 - Understory restoration in longleaf pine sandhills (2004) A. C. Cox, D. R. Gordon, J. L. Slapcinsky and G. S...
Reslit 713 - Shifts in botanical composition of flatwoods range following fertilization (1996) R. Kalmbacher and F. Martin
Reslit 716 - Wiregrass grown from seeds obtained on Florida flatwood and sandhill sites (2004) R. Kalmbacher, J. Norcini, T. Pittman, S. Pfaff an...
Reslit 744 - A taxonomic reevaluation of Aristida stricta (Poaceae) using anatomy and morphology (2003) T. R. Kesler, L. C. Anderson and S. M. Hermann
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-06-30
Research By: NPC