What plant is that?

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June 2016 Mystery Plant

June Mystery Plant close-up
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2016

June’s mystery plant
is found growing in sandy soil or gravel. 
It is a very small but attractive plant
with pink to red flowers. 
It is much easier to find
when it is in bloom and
it is in bloom now as I write this clue.
This small plant is usually prostrate—
and the stem is 1-2” long. 
The leaves are opposite, linear-filiform,
½ - 2” long, and have hyaline, triangular-shaped stipules which are quite large. 
It has 5 pink petals and 5 reddish-purple sepals and between 6-10 stamens. 
This plant blooms from
June through October.

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what this mystery plant is.

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Congratulations to the following
for correctly identifying
last month's mystery plant.

Nancy Fullerton
Viola Gay
Jacquelyn Kanis
Brian Maynard
Astrid Murre
Andrea Panciera
Marion Severyn
Anne Wagner