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Minuartia obtusiloba (Alpine stitchwort)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Minuartia obtusiloba

Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House

Alpine stitchwort, Cushion sandwort, Twinflower sandwort

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Synonym(s): Alsinopsis obtusiloba, Arenaria obtusiloba, Arenaria sajanensis, Lidia obtusiloba, Minuartia sajanensis

USDA Symbol: miob2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light 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

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