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Sonoran Desert Pinks

Mostly annual herbs. Some with showy flowers - others with green, non-showy. Leaves opposite at swollen stem nodes.

Hairy Rupturewort

Herniaria hirsuta cinerea

Common Chickweed

Stellaria media

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Spring annual grows prostrate on soil. Plants small and covered with glistening hairs. Flowers minute, green. Detailed Description

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Mostly appears as a diminutive weed in lawns and gardens, but occasionally in riparian places. Grows low along soil. Very small flowers; leaves ovate and oppposite. Detailed Description

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