Taxon  Report   5576 
Minuartia obtusiloba  (Rydb.) House
Alpine sandwort,  Twinflower sandwort
Minuartia obtusiloba
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
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Minuartia obtusiloba, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.3 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Minuartia obtusiloba
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE  
Genus: Minuartia
Communities:
Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 11, 2016).

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