Strangely shaded mesh?

One of the faces of my model is shaded like salt and pepper when I view it in edit mode but it looks completely normal in object mode. Additionally, there is a “vertex” in the center of this face. Selecting the vertex selects all the edges of the face. Does anyone know what this is and how I can correct it?

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One of the faces of my model is shaded like salt and pepper
Sounds like you are just describing the active face of your object. This is normal. If you are in face select mode the face will have a dot in the middle of the face, this is normal.

Ah, yes, I am in face select mode…how do I get back to selecting individual vertexes?

Edit: I just started a new model and the same thing happened, I didn’t go to face select mode or anything, there’s no vertex in the center if this salt and pepper looking face. For all I can tell it doesn’t change my model at all. Would still like to know what it means I guess.