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Fescue Sandwort - Arenaria capillaris
Other Names:  Eremogone capillaris


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4?

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General Description
Perennial from a branched caudex, forming loose mats. Stems erect, simple, 5–20 cm. Leaves filiform, glabrous, 5–40 mm long, shorter above. Inflorescence few-flowered, usually open to somewhat congested, glandular-hairy. Flowers: sepals glandular, ovate with a rounded to acute tip, scarious-margined, 3–4 mm long; petals spatulate, 4–8 mm long. Capsules glabrous to glandular, 5–8 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to AB south to OR, NV, and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 38

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Habitat
Rocky soil of grasslands, meadows, open forest, cliffs; valleys to alpine, mostly middle elevations (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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