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Arenaria fendleri (Fendler's sandwort)
Vick, Albert F. W.

Arenaria fendleri

Arenaria fendleri A. Gray

Fendler's Sandwort

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)


USDA Symbol: ARFE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A tufted plant with many slender stems, very narrow leaves, and numerous small white flowers in open branched clusters.

This common southern Rocky Mountain species gives the impression of numerous white stars in an airy tuft. There are a number of sandworts: Some form tight, sometimes prickly mats; others are tall and open but with flowers in tight heads.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Wyoming south to Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas.
Native Habitat: Cliffs, ledges, and rocky banks in mountains.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2009-08-31
Research By: TWC Staff

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