plant ID help

John La Duke laduke at PLAINS.NODAK.EDU
Tue Nov 26 16:07:29 CST 1996

To all you plant people out there.  A colleague received a piece of a plant
from a neighbor that was collected in a North Dakota field while pheasant
hunting.  He wants to know what it is.  Since it was in a field, it may not
be "native".  I do not recognize it.  I scanned the inflorescence and put
the image on a web page. I found one seed and scanned it also.  The quality
of the seed image is poor, but it may help somebody.  My suspicion is that
it is some Caryophyllaceae.  The seed is highly ornamented on the surface
as is common in that family.  The calyx is larger than most members I know.
  I have set up a link to my email address on the page so any answers to
this query should not clutter your mailboxes (although some of you may
think that this message is).
 The URL is below.

Thanks for your help.

John La Duke  laduke at
Box 9019
Dept. Biology
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND 58202

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