Pine-barren Beauty. Pyxidanthera barbulata.

Diapensia Family. Mch. - May.

A low plant, growing in mat-like patches, creeping prostrate branches 6 - 10 inches long. Found in dry, sandy soil, pine barrens.

New Jersey to North Carolina.


White, often pink, about 1/4 inch across, 5-lobed, numerous.


Very small and narrow, seated on stem, crowded toward the ends of the branches, moss-like in appearance.