TOMPKINS COUNTY FLORA
Moehringia lateriflora(L.) Fenzl
Mitchell NYNYFA TCUSDA NY
accepted accepted accepted
Bluntleaf Sandwort

Caryophyllaceae

CAYUGA FLORA (1926) NOTES: Dry sandy, gravelly, or stony, partly wooded, banks, in acid soils, also in the muck of alder thickets and the moss of bogs ; frequent. May 20-June. Dry-soil localities are: across the road from the Valley Cemetery (D.); South Hill, s. of the Morse Chain Works and above the railroad (D !); Lockwood Flats (J.J. Thomas!). Bog stations are: Fleming Meadow (D.); Larch Meadow (D. !); Indian Spring marsh (D.); Mud Creek Swamp (D. !); Malloryville Bog (D. !); Mud Pond, McLean Bogs; Miller Bog, Spring Lake; Duck Lake; near Turtle Pond; arbor vitae swamp e. of Clyde. Arctic Am. southw. to N. J., Pa., Ohio, Ill., S. Dak., and Mo., including the Atlantic Coastal Plain; also the mts. of Mont., Wash., Oreg., Colo., and N. Mex. Found also in Eurasia. The soil preference of this plant is not clear. It grows in both dry and wet soil. While the dry-soil stations of the Cayuga Lake Basin are probably neutral or acid, the bog stations are all on marl or in highly calcareous localities.


BH SPECIMENS FOR Moehringia lateriflora (this list may be incomplete)
 Ithaca, swamp below Johnsons, swamp, 28 may 1878, Kilborne (BH 73982);
 McLean, swamp, 21 Jul 1920, Bailey (BH 15161);
 McLean Bogs, 4 Jun 1932, Clausen 503 (BH 15156);
 Ithaca, between Ithaca and Enfield Glen, near the road, 3 Jun 1871, Dudley (BH 15160);
 Freeville, swamps, Jul 1875, Dudley (BH 15157);
 Freeville, 5 Jul 1875, Eames (BH 15155);
 Dryden, Round Marshes (Gracies Swamp), north of Mud Pond, in alder swamp, 6 Jun 1913, Eames & MacDaniels 449 (BH 15158);
 Ithaca, south of Chain Works, above Lackawanna railroad, thicket, 18 Jun 1917, Gershoy 8067 (BH 15159);
 Round Marshes (Gracie's Swamp), moor of Mud Pond, 27 Jun 1935, Muenscher 18830 (BH 15162);
 McLean Bogs, 5 Jun 1920, Muenscher & Bechtel 246 (BH 15154);
 Town of Dryden, north of East Malloryville Road about 1.1 km east of junction with Fall Creek Road, East Malloryville Fen, open rich fen, 29 Jun 1989, Wesley FRW1990 (BH 15163);
 Ithaca, Larch Meadows, 15 Jun 1902, Wiegand & Cipperly (BH 73914);

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