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Minuartia groenlandica (Retz.) Ostenf.
Greenland stitchwort, Mountain Sandwort
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, 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)
Record Last Modified: 2010-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff