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Arenaria lanuginosa ssp. lanuginosa

Arenaria lanuginosa (Michx.) Rohrb. ssp. lanuginosa

Spreading Sandwort

Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems prostrate to trailing, up to about 2 feet long.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Forests, limestone outcrops, moist hummocks, dunes.

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


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

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