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Minuartia arctica (Arctic sandwort)
Weyand, Phyllis

Minuartia arctica

Minuartia arctica (Stev. ex Ser.) Graebn.

Arctic Sandwort, Arctic Stitchwort

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Synonym(s): Arenaria arctica, Lidia arctica

USDA Symbol: MIAR3

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

A mat-forming perennial with long, linear basal leaves in lowland plants; short/linear in more upland specimens. White, five-petaled flowers occur singly just above the needle-like leaves.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AK
Native Distribution: AK & Yukon; also n.e. Asia
Native Habitat: Dry ridges; rocky, mt. slopes; tundra

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, gravelly soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Propagation

Description: Propagate by division, cuttings or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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