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Cardionema ramosissimum

Cardionema ramosissimum (Weinm.) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.

Sand Mat, Sandcarpet

Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)

Synonym(s): Loeflingia ramosissima

USDA Symbol: CARA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall, often in dense clumps.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Sandy beaches, grassy bluffs, sand dunes.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 Cardionema ramosissimum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cardionema ramosissimum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cardionema ramosissimum


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

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