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Minuartia groenlandica (Retz.) Ostenf.
Greenland stitchwort, Mountain Sandwort
Synonyms: Arenaria groenlandia, Porsildia groenlandica, Sabulina groenlandica, Stellaria labradorica
USDA Symbol: MIGR7
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A mat-forming plant with many small white flowers at tips of slender stalks rising from tufts of basal leaves.
This delicate plant with arctic affinities is often tucked into rock outcrops. On Mount Washington in New Hampshire, it is called Mountain Daisy. It was formerly placed in the genus Arenaria, with the other sandworts.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
ME , NC , NH , NY , TN , VA , VT Canada: NL
, NS Native Distribution:
Northwest Territories and Greenland south to Newfoundland, New York, and Ontario; rare in Carolinas and Tennessee. Native Habitat:
Granite crevices and gravelly sites, often at high elevations in mountains. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsSoil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
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Record Modified: 2010-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff