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Howell's Sandwort
Minuartia howellii
About Howell's Sandwort (Minuartia howellii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Minuartia howellii is an uncommon species of flowering plant in the pink family known by the common names Howell's stitchwort and Howell's sandwort. It is native to the Klamath Mountains of northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. It grows in serpentine soils in chaparral and woodland habitat. Minuartia howellii is a slightly hairy annual herb growing to a maximum height of 30 centimeters with a slender green stem which turns purple with age. The thin, rigid, almost needlelike leaves are linear or narrowly lance-shaped, up to 1. 5 centimeters long and under 2 millimeters wide. The tiny flower has five white petals each a few millimeters long and smaller, ribbed sepals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 61.6" - 118.6", Summer Precipitation: 1.69" - 3.40", Coldest Month: 36.7" - 45.3", Hottest Month: 61.2" - 66.3", Humidity: 0.38" - 17.16", Elevation: 70" - 3079"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Howell's Stitchwort

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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