Here are the only two Field Chickweed (Cerastium arvense) we saw today at our middle altitude. They are quite abundant along the coast.
There were just a few Big-leaved Sandwort (Moehringia macrophylla) along the trail.
Lake Calavera, Carlsbad, CA
The Caryophyllaceae, commonly called the pink family or carnation family, are a family of flowering plants. It is included in the dicotyledon order Caryophyllales in the APG III system, alongside 33 other families, including Amaranthaceae, Cactaceae, and Polygonaceae. It is a large family, with 86 genera and some 2,200 species.