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Pyxidanthera  barbulata Michx.   
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FamilyDIAPENSIACEAE
Genus species var.Pyxidanthera  barbulata Michx. 
SynonymsDiapensia americana Sims
 Diapensia barbulata (Michx.) Elliott
 Diapensia cuneifolia Pursh
Territory Northeastern U.S.A.Southeastern U.S.A.North CarolinaNew JerseyNew YorkSouth CarolinaVirginia
sandy grassland
Altitude10-200m
Description branchlets glabrous or sparsely hirsute, leaves narrowly oblanceolate to lanceolate, 3-7mm, entire, acute, hirsute, flowers solitary, sessile, rotate, lobes 3-5mm long
Size5-10cm
Colorbright pink
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca-
Typesubshrub, carpet
Cultivationopen site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, moist, sandy soil
Propagationseed when ripe or as soon as possible
cuttings in late summer
BibliographySmall, J.K. (1933) Manual of the Southeastern Flora
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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