forming circular patches on otherwise bare ground, near the road, noted and id by Rodney Burton
on the roadside, id by Rodney Burton
Glabrous fleshy tufted herb. Stems erect, terete. Leaves glaucous and sessile.
Abundant weed on dry sandy ground much trampled by people and cars (ground which would also be poorly draining in wet weather).
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.