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Arenaria congesta (Ballhead sandwort)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Arenaria congesta

Arenaria congesta Nutt.

Ballhead Sandwort

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)


USDA Symbol: ARCO5

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , SK

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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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