Calflora
Taxon  Report   5568    
Minuartia californica  (A. Gray) Mattf.
California sandwort,   Sandwort
Minuartia californica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Bloom Period
Family: Caryophyllaceae  
Genus: Minuartia

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Ultramafic affinity: 1.7 - weak indicator

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Prairie, Valley Grassland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSArenaria californica
JEFArenaria pusilla var. diffusa
More information about  Minuartia californica

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 10/17/2021).