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Nuttall's Sandwort
Minuartia nuttallii
  
About Nuttall's Sandwort (Minuartia nuttallii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Minuartia nuttallii is a species of flowering plant in the pink family known by the common names Nuttall's sandwort and brittle sandwort. It is native to western North America from southwestern Canada to California and Nevada, where it grows in several types of habitat, including rocky and barren ridges, chaparral and woodlands, often on serpentine soils. Minuartia nuttallii is a rhizomatous perennial herb forming low mats of glandular, hairy herbage. The thin, rigid, sometimes needlelike leaves may be just over a centimeter long but are barely a millimeter wide. The small flowers have five white petals usually under a centimeter long and ribbed, pointed sepals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.4" - 158.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.62" - 6.12", Coldest Month: 19.6" - 46.4", Hottest Month: 38.8" - 71.6", Humidity: 0.71" - 24.65", Elevation: 1618" - 13547"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Brittle Sandwort


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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