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Nuttall's Sandwort - Minuartia nuttallii
Other Names:  Arenaria nuttallii

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

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General Description
Plants forming loose mats with glandular-hairy foliage. Stems ascending or trailing, brittle, 3–25 cm. Leaves 1-veined, 5–10 mm long, rigid, mucronate. Flowers in few-flowered cymes; sepals 1-veined, 3–5 mm long, lance-shaped, acuminate; petals shorter than or equal to sepals. Capsule shorter than calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety nuttallii.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA, UT, and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 38

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Habitat
Rocky slopes, talus, especially limestone; montane to alpine, more common higher (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • J.C. Hickman, J.C. (editor). 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1400 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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