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Arenaria capillaris ssp. capillaris

Arenaria capillaris Poir. ssp. capillaris

Slender Mountain Sandwort

Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)

Synonym(s): Arenaria capillaris var. nardifolia, Arenaria nardifolia, Eremogone capillaris

USDA Symbol: ARCAC6

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Sepals often purplish, petals white.

Distribution

USA: AK
Canada: NT , YT
Native Habitat: Rock outcrops, dry, sandy hillsides, roadsides.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: UPL FACU FACU
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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-10-28
Research By: CBR

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