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Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House
Alpine stitchwort, Cushion sandwort, Twinflower sandwort
Synonyms: Arenaria obtusiloba
USDA Symbol: MIOB2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A perennial with a mat-forming habit, the slender, leafy stems lying on the ground and ascending at the tip. Leaves are linear and old leaves clothe the stem bases, helping form the mat. Small, white & green flowers occur in terminal racemes.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY Canada: AB
, BC Native Distribution:
Lab. to AK, s. to NM mts. & CA Sierras Native Habitat:
Alpine meadows & rocky areas USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soil.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff