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       Oklahoma Wildflowers serves as an introduction to The Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers with a linked list to the site which which has general plant information and images useful for identification and educational purposes.
        Since space is limited here I will add photos and information about plants blooming during the current month. For more detailed information and images go to the linked address. Unless noted, all photos were taken in Oklahoma
        For detailed information on using the Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers scroll to the end of this page or click on a flower common name on the list.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Texas Stitchwort

Texas Stitchwort (Minuartia michauxii var. texana)

       Often found growing in rocky or gravelly limestone soil in open areas, limestone hills and bluffs the Texas Stitchwort bloom from late spring into the summer. The plant, ranging in height from 4 inches to 12 inches, produces numerous 3/8 inch white flowers with five petals and prominent stamens. The Texas Stitchwort is highly visible against the barren rocks on which they usually grow and easily identified.
       A native plant and a member of the Pink or Carnation (Caryophyllaceae) family, it is found in the central United States.
       A variety of Stitchwort, Michaux's stitchwort (Minuartia michauxii (Fenzl) Farw. var. michauxii) very similar to the Texas variety is found in the east central and the northeastern United States.

Photos taken at Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Veterans Lake Area) near Sulphur, Oklahoma 2009

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