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Cismontane Minuartia
Minuartia cismontana
About Cismontane Minuartia (Minuartia cismontana) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Minuartia cismontana is a species of flowering plant in the pink family known by the common name cismontane minuartia. It is native to Oregon and northern and central California, where it occurs in woodland and chaparral habitat, often on serpentine soils. It is similar to Minuartia californica and M. pusilla, but it was found to be a different species and was described as new in 1992. Minuartia cismontana is an ephemeral annual herb producing a stiff, erect, green or reddish purple stem up to about 25 centimeters tall from a thin taproot. The small, sparse leaves are up to a centimeter long and not more than 1 or 2 millimeters wide. They are green or reddish purple in color, shiny and hairless. The inflorescence contains up to 20 flowers with white petals, each on a thin branch.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

9.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Green, Purple, Red

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 14.4" - 67.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.23" - 2.96", Coldest Month: 39.8" - 51.7", Hottest Month: 65.1" - 77.5", Humidity: 0.95" - 25.91", Elevation: 234" - 3684"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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