Taxon  Report   5576    
Minuartia obtusiloba  (Rydb.) House
Alpine sandwort,  Twinflower sandwort
Minuartia obtusiloba
© 2005 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Minuartia obtusiloba
© 2013 Ron Wolf
Minuartia obtusiloba
© 2013 Ron Wolf
Minuartia obtusiloba, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Minuartia obtusiloba
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Minuartia
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Alsinopsis obtusiloba
PLANTS: Arenaria obtusiloba
PLANTS: Arenaria sajanensis
. . .
More information about  Minuartia obtusiloba
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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 22, 2019).