Caryophyllaceae
Minuartia obtusiloba

Alpine Sandwort

Mat green with glands on stems and leaves. Leaves tiny, needle-shaped, flexible. Flowers on erect stems, small, sepals with narrowly rounded tips and edges rolled inward, petals 1 1/2 times larger than sepals. Uncommon. Grows with dwarf willows or on steep rocky slopes at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--3 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Wallowas, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes