Taxon  Report   7247    
Sagina saginoides  (L.) H. Karst.
Alpine pearlwort,  Arctic pearlwort, Common pearlwort
Sagina saginoides
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Sagina saginoides
© 2009 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Sagina saginoides
© 2009 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Sagina saginoides, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sagina saginoides
© 2010 Keir Morse
Genus: Sagina
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sagina linnaei
PLANTS: Sagina micrantha
PLANTS: Sagina saginoides var. hesperia
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More information about  Sagina saginoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 19, 2019).