Latin name: Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torrey & A. Gray ssp. occidentalis (S. Watson) G.E. Crow
Pronunciation: sa-JIE-na de-KUM-bens ok-si-den-TAY-lis
Common name: Western pearlwort
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Habitat: Dry streams, chaparral, grassy areas, vernal pools to 6000', South Coast, Channel Ids, Peninsular Range
Blooming period: March to June
Name derivations: 1) Sagina 2) decumbens 3) occidentalis