Minuartia groenlandica (Retz.) Ostenf.
Greenland stitchwort, Mountain Sandwort
Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
Synonym(s): Arenaria groenlandica, Porsildia groenlandica, Sabulina groenlandica, Stellaria labradorica
USDA Symbol: MIGR7
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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.
Growing ConditionsSoil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
From the ArchiveWildflower Newsletter 1990 VOL. 7, NO.2 - Preservation Blooms in Recreated Prairies, New Wildflower Center Prairie Welcome...
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Minuartia groenlandica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Minuartia groenlandica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Minuartia groenlandica
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-07-18
Research By: TWC Staff