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Arenaria capillaris ssp. americana (Fescue sandwort)
Glase, Terry

Arenaria capillaris ssp. americana

Arenaria capillaris Poir. ssp. americana Maguire

Fescue Sandwort

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Synonym(s): Arenaria capillaris var. americana, Arenaria formosa, Eremogone americana


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Cyme , Terminal
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Cespitose or mat-forming. (Webref 3).
Leaf: Needle-like, 1-3 inches long.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Petals white, sepals often purplish. (Webref 3).


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC
Native Habitat: Alpine meadows, talus slopes, aspen forests. (Webref 3).

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Arenaria capillaris ssp. americana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arenaria capillaris ssp. americana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arenaria capillaris ssp. americana


Record Modified: 2014-01-01
Research By: JAM

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