Taxon  Report   5568 
Minuartia californica  (A. Gray) Mattf.
California sandwort,  Sandwort
Minuartia californica
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Minuartia californica
© 2015 Aaron Schusteff
Minuartia californica
© 2007 Carol W. Witham
Minuartia californica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Minuartia californica
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Minuartia
Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Prairie, Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.7 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Arenaria californica
ICPN: Arenaria pusilla var. diffusa
More information about  Minuartia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 21, 2018).

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