Grove Sandwort - Moehringia lateriflora
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Stems ascending, mostly simple above, 5–20 cm. Leaves thin, 1–3 cm long. Flowers: sepals 2–3 mm long, ovate with rounded tips; petals 4–6 mm long. Capsules globose, longer than the sepals (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Circumpolar south to CA, AZ, and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Sparsely vegetated, often stony soil of talus slopes, fellfields, gravel bars; valleys to alpine, more common higher (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.