Rahul Sharma

Cardionema ramosissimum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Genus  Cardionema
Higher classification  Cardionema
Order  Caryophyllales
Family  Caryophyllaceae
Scientific name  Cardionema ramosissimum
Rank  Species
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Similar  Cardionema, Caryophyllales, Colobanthus quitensis, Polycarpon tetraphyllum, Colobanthus

Cardionema ramosissimum is a beach-dwelling plant of the pink family, Caryophyllaceae, which is known by the common name sandcarpet.

Description

Cardionema ramosissimum is a flat or clumping mat-forming perennial plant which grows along the coastline of western North America, as well as Chile. From a taproot it extends many petite to sprawling stems up to 30 centimeters long and covered in very tiny leaves, which are about a centimeter long and needlelike.

Filling in the spaces between the spine-shaped leaves are long stipules. The plant bears tiny woolly flowers.

Uses

This thick plant forms a blanket on the sand and can be used for erosion control on beaches.

References

Cardionema ramosissimum Wikipedia


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