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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Arenarieae
Genus: Moehringia
Sectiones: M. sect. Latifoliae – M. sect. Moehringia
Species: M. argenteria – M. bavarica – M. castellana – M. ciliata – M. concarenae – M. dielsiana – M. diversifolia – M. glaucovirens – M. grisebachii – M. hypanica – M. insubrica – M. intermedia – M. jankae – M. lateriflora – M. lebrunii – M. macrophylla – M. markgrafii – M. minutiflora – M. muscosa – M. papulosa – M. pendula – M. pentandra – M. pichleri – M. sedoides – M. stellarioides – M. tommasinii – M. trinervia – M. umbrosa – M. villosa
Nothospecies: M. × coronensis – M. × hybrida
Source(s) of checklist:

Moehringia L., Sp. Pl. 1: 359 (1753); Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 170 (1754).

Type species (by monotypy): Moehringia muscosa L., Sp. Pl. 1: 359 (1753).


Strophium Dulac, Fl. Hautes-Pyrénées 247 (1867).

Primary references

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 359. Reference page.
Linnaeus, C. 1754. Genera Plantarum, ed. 5: 170. Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2017. Moehringia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2017 May 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Moehringia. Published online. Accessed: May 20 2017. 2017. Moehringia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 20 May 2017.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Moehringia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Sep 22. Reference page.
Euro+Med 2006 onwards: Moehringia in Euro+Med PlantBase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Sep 22.
Farr, E.R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996 onwards. Moehringia in Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Accessed: 2019 Sep 22.

Vernacular names
čeština: mateřka
Deutsch: Nabelmieren
English: Sandworts
eesti: Võsalill
suomi: Lehtoarhot
hornjoserbsce: Plesawka
lietuvių: Smiltgraibė
polski: Możylinek
русский: Мёрингия
slovenčina: meringia
svenska: Skogsnarvar, skogsnarvssläktet
中文: 种阜草属

Moehringia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae.[1][2] Members of this genus and of some other genera in Caryophyllaceae are commonly called sandworts.[2] They are found only in the north temperate zone. The genus Moehringia was first formally named by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is named after Paul Möhring (1710–1791).

Its type species is Moehringia muscosa.[3] By 1992, there were 31 recognized species.[4] In 2007, Fior and Karis transferred four species from Moehringia to Arenaria, leaving Moehringia with 27 species. M. fontqueri, M. intricata, M. tejedensis, and M. glochidisperma were renamed A. funiculata, A. suffruticosa, A. tejedensis, and A. glochidisperma, respectively.

Species include:

Moehringia lateriflora
Moehringia macrophylla
Moehringia muscosa
Moehringia trinervia
Moehringia villosa
22 more


Volker Bittrich. 1993. "Caryophyllaceae" In: Klaus Kubitzki. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. volume II, pages 206-236. Springer-Verlag: Berlin, Heidelberg Germany.
Moehringia in Flora of North America
Index Nominum Genericorum (see External links below)
Simone Fior and Per Ola Karis. 2007. "Phylogeny, evolution, and systematics of Moehringia (Caryophyllaceae) as inferred from molecular and morphological data: a case of homology reassessment." Cladistics 23(4):362-372.

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