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Sagina

 

a genus of plants of the family Caryophyllaceae. They are annual or perennial herbs that often form mats. The slender stems are decumbent or suberect and have linear-lanceolate or subulate leaves. The flowers are generally small, on axillary pedicels or in inflorescences. The perianth is five-parted. The petals are usually white or sometimes absent. The fruit is a capsule. There are about 30 species of Sagina, distributed primarily in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere; some species are encountered in the mountains of southern and eastern Africa, South America, and New Guinea. There are eight species in the USSR. Particularly widespread are S. procumbens and S. nodosa, which are commonly encountered on damp meadows, along bodies of water, in pastures, and along roads. S. saginoides, which grows in the arctic zone and in the alpine mountain zone on rocky slopes, among rocks, and in gravel, serves as fodder for sheep.

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The life cycle of Sagina elegans in arctic and subarctic Seas, and the modifying effects of hydrographic differences in the environment.
pulchellum, Glaux maritima, Samolus valerandii), (4) species of temporary and disturbed wetlands (Isolepis setacea, Plantago uniflora, Sagina nodosa), (5) generalist grassland and wetland species (Calamagrostis epigejos, Calystegia sepium, Potentilla anserina) and (6) a group of species typical of the Holoschoenetalia (Agrostis stolonifera subsp.
fontqueri r, Galium pyrenaicum 1 in 4; Sesleria caerulea and Viola rupestris +, Carex ornithopoda 1 in 5; Carex humilis + in 6; Daphne laureola + in 8; Astragalus depressus +, Hemiaria glabra 1, Ranunculus amplexicaulis and Draba cantabriae 2 in 9; Poly gala edmundii + in 10; Lotus alpinus and Euphrasia hirtella 1, Carex pulicaris 2 in 11; Jasione laevis + in 12; Trifolium alpinum 3 in 13; Oxytropis foucaudii + in 14; Seditm album + in 16; Sagina nevadensis.
Other species: Ranunculus paludosus and Scleranthus polycarpos + in 1; Tuberaria guttata 2, Galium parisiense + in 2; Spergularia purpurea + in 3; Spergularia morisonii + in 4; Plantago major 3, Carex divisa 1 in 8; Plantago radicata 2, Crassula tillaea, Euphorbia merinoi and Sagina apetala 1 in 9.
Both are actually perennials, not mosses, and the confusion doesn't end there: Irish moss refers to either Arenaria verna or Sagina subulata, while Scotch moss is either A.
Characteristics: Juncus pygmaeus 3, Isoetes velatum 2, Juncus bufonius 2, Juncus capitatus 2, Solenopsis laurentia 2, Illecebrum verticillatum 1, Isolepis cernua 1, Cicendia filiformis 1, Juncus tenageia 1, Chaetopogon fasciculatus 1, Radiola linoides 1, Isolepis pseudosetacea 1, Exaculum pusillum 1, Lotus hispidus 1, Juncus hybridus 1, Centaurium maritimum 1, Lythrum hyssopifolia 1; Companions: 2 Pinguicula lusitanica, Sagina apetala 2, Serapias perez-chiscanoi 1, Serapias strictiflora 1, Myosotis welwitschii 1, Pulicaria odora +.
Plants sold as Irish moss are the emerald green strains of Sagina subulata, also called Arenaria verna.
The new park will incorporate five existing provincial recreation sites including McBride Lake, Saginas Lake, Pepaw Lake, Parr Hill Lake and Woody River.
The second proposed park is south of Hudson Bay and includes the McBride Lake, Pepaw Lake, Parr Hill Lake, Saginas Lake and Woody River recreation sites and adjacent Crown land.