Arenaria fendleri A. Gray
Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
USDA Symbol: ARFE3
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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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Arenaria fendleri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arenaria fendleri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arenaria fendleri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-08-31
Research By: TWC Staff