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Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House
Alpine stitchwort, Cushion sandwort, Twinflower sandwort
Synonym(s): Alsinopsis obtusiloba, Arenaria obtusiloba, Arenaria sajanensis, Lidia obtusiloba, Minuartia sajanensis
USDA Symbol: MIOB2
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
, WY Canada: AB
, BC Native Distribution:
Lab. to AK,
s. to NM
mts. & CA
Sierras Native Habitat:
Alpine meadows & rocky areas
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soil.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff