Drymaria glandulosa K. Presl
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Fendler's drymary
[Drymaria fendleri S. Wats.,  more]
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Sue Carnahan  
FNA 2005, Kearney and Peebles 1969, McDougal 1973, Allred and Ivey 2012, Shreve and Wiggins 1964
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Low-growing annual herbs, 6-10 cm tall, occasionally up to 35 cm; stems erect to ascending, slender and delicate, unbranched or branching above the base, stipitate-glandular. Leaves: Opposite along the stems, on short petioles; blades broadly ovate or kidney-shaped, thin, 0.5-2 cm long, 0.5-2.5 cm wide, with a small abrupt point at the tip and a flat to heart-shaped base, bright green, with persistent, filiform stipules 1-2 mm long. Flowers: White, small and inconspicuous, borne in long-peduncled, congested, axillary and terminal clusters; sepals 5, lanceolate, 3-5 mm long, with pointed tips, covered in stipitate glands; petals 5, white, 3-4 mm long, each petal deeply cleft, the lobes rounded at the top. Fruits: Capsule ovoid, 2 mm high, longitudinally dehiscent (splitting open longitudinally to release the seeds); seeds many, tan to reddish brown, snail-shell-shaped, less than 1 mm long. Ecology: Found in foothills and mountain slopes, from 4,500-7,500 ft (1372-2286 m); flowers August-September. Distribution: AZ and NM; south to MEX. Notes: This delicate slender-stemmed annual is distinguished by its round, opposite leaves, which are usually slightly wider than they are long; the stems and sepals covered with small stipitate glands (use your hand lens); and the small white petals that are deeply cleft, making it appear as though there are 10 petals rather than 5. Ethnobotany: A poultice of the chewed plant was applied to mouse bites. Etymology: Drymaria is from the Greek drymos, forest or woodland, and -aria, pertaining to; glandulosa refers to the glands covering the stems and sepals. Editor: LCrumbacher 2011, AHazelton 2017
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