Caryophyllaceae
Cardionema ramosissimum

Sandmat Cardionema

Mats woolly. Stems prostrate, numerous, concealed by silver-white leaf bracts. Leaves fine needle-like spines. Flowers in small clusters scattered on stem, 5 tiny, densely woolly sepals enclosed with stout spiny calyx. Grows on dunes and sandy beaches along coast.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: Mat
  • Habitat: Coastal
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes