Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
MT Gov Logo
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

King's Arenaria - Arenaria kingii
Other Names:  Eremogone kingii

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

External Links

General Description
Perennial from a loosely branched caudex, forming loose mats. Stems erect, simple, 10–30 cm. Leaves filiform, sparsely short-hairy, 1–2 cm long, shorter below. Inflorescence several-flowered, open, glandular (sparsely). Flowers: sepals glabrous to glandular, narrowly ovate with an acute tip, broadly scarious-margined with a deep green center, 3–6 mm long; petals spatulate, sometimes lobed, 5–7 mm long. Capsules glabrous, 4–7 mm long. Our plants are variety glabrescens (S. Watson) Maguire (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
OR, ID, MT, CA, NV and UT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 29

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Rocky soil of open slopes in the subalpine and alpine zones.

Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
King's Arenaria — Arenaria kingii.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from