Taxon  Report   5576 
Minuartia obtusiloba  (Rydb.) House
Alpine sandwort,  Twinflower sandwort
Minuartia obtusiloba
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
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Minuartia obtusiloba
© 2013 Ron Wolf
Minuartia obtusiloba
© 2013 Ron Wolf
Minuartia obtusiloba, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Minuartia obtusiloba
© 2005 Steve Matson
Genus: Minuartia
Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Alsinopsis obtusiloba
PLANTS: Arenaria obtusiloba
PLANTS: Arenaria sajanensis
PLANTS: Lidia obtusiloba
PLANTS: Minuartia sajanensis
More information about  Minuartia obtusiloba
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 24, 2018).

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