This section is from the book "Harper's Guide To Wild Flowers", by Caroline A. Creevey. Also available from Amazon: Harper's Guide To Wild Flowers.
Sepals, petals, 5 or 4. Stamens, 10. Pod, 3-celled. Leaves, blunt, oval or oblong, sessile, about 1 inch long. May and June.
Small, star-like flowers, on low, erect, downy branches, 2 to 4 on the peduncles. In sand, near the coast.
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