Sabulina michauxii (Fenzl) Dillenb. & Kadereit
Family - Caryophyllaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Leaves - Narrowly linear, stiff and leathery, often spinelike at tip. Nodes concentrated in lower half of stem.
Lower leaf nodes
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Flowering - May - July.
Fruits - Capsules 3-4 mm long, dehiscing by 3 teeth.
Habitat - Bluffs, ledges, rocky glades. On limestone.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This is a characteristic limestone bluff species. It grows in some of the most inaccessible locations of any plant in the state. The plant has a long tough root that enables in to grow in cracks and holes in limestone.
Photographs taken near Jam Up Cave, Shannon County, MO., 6-22-03 (DETenaglia); also at St. Joe State Park, 6-2-2013 (SRTurner).