Taxon  Report   5604    
Moehringia macrophylla  (Hook.) Fenzl
Large leaved sandwort,  Largeleaf sandwort
Moehringia macrophylla
© 2015 John Doyen
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Moehringia macrophylla
© 2011 Shannon Henke
Moehringia macrophylla
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Moehringia macrophylla, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Moehringia macrophylla
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Moehringia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 2.7; (strong indicator)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Arenaria macrophylla
More information about  Moehringia macrophylla
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

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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 23, 2019).