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Pearlwort (Sagina procumbens) flowers are small and difficult to
see close enough to distinguish flower parts. With slight magnification,
you can distinguish the following structures:
The flower below has 4 white petals that are very small. There are
4 green sepals that are much larger than the petals. The fuzzy things
in the middle are the stigmas attached to the ovary, and of course there
ar 4 skinny thread-like stamen.
Flowers are solitary, but numerous on a single plant.
Flowers occur on short stalks that stick up above the foliage, usually
less than 1 cm tall.
The image above includes my stubby finger, just to provide a scale and illustrate
the small size of these flowers.
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