Forming small colonies in a mature oak-hickory forest. Large open grown oaks. Sw facing slope, esker-like formation not seen elsewhere in recreation area
in zone of roadside saline runoff
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.