Calflora
Taxon  Report   5568 
Minuartia californica  (A. Gray) Mattf.
California sandwort,  Sandwort
Minuartia californica
© 2015 John Doyen
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Minuartia californica
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE  
Genus: Minuartia
Communities:
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]
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Arenaria californica
ICPN: Arenaria pusilla var. diffusa
ICPN: Minuartia pusilla var. diffusa
ICPN: Sabulina californica
More information about  Minuartia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MICA7)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 24, 2018).

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