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

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 1.7; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Arenaria californica
ICPN: Arenaria pusilla var. diffusa
ICPN: Minuartia pusilla var. diffusa
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More information about  Minuartia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).