Eremogone cephalotes (Bieb., Fenzl.)
Synonyms: Arenaria cephalotes Bieb.
Common names: Russ: Eremogona golovchataya; Ukr: Eremogona golovchata.
Order (Scientific): CARYOPHYLLALES.
Family (Scientific): CARYOPHYLLACEAE.
Taxonomic descriptions: Perrenial herb with straight glabrous stem 20-50 cm in height with shorter fruitless shoots at the base. Leaves are 4-12 cm in length. Petioleless white sessile flowers are associated in a thick semiglobed floscule. The fruit is an oval pod.
World level: NE
Black Sea Regional level: VU
Subregion level: VU (Ukraine)
Habitats type, Critical habitats, Limiting factors: Seaside sands, steppe hillsides and rocky places.
Biology: Flowering during VI-VII, fruit-bearing - VII-VIII. Reproducing by seeds and vegetatively.
Population trends: Not numerous.
Threats: Destruction of habitats, output of sand, recreational loading.
Conservation measures taken: The species has been entered in the Red Data Book of Ukraine (1996).
Conservation measures proposed: To organize protected territories in places where it occurs.
Compiled by: S.Dyatlov, T.Vasilieva