: a small Old World genus of annual weedy prostrate herbs (family Caryophyllaceae) having opposite subulate leaves, small cymose perfect apetalous flowers, and tiny one-seeded utricles see knawel

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New Latin, from scler- + -anthus

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“Scleranthus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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