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Connecticut Plants
Rock Sandwort
Minuartia michauxii (Fenzl) Farw.
  • Synonyms: Arenaria stricta
  • Family: pink (Caryophyllaceae)
  • Habitat: rocky ledges, gravelly soil, often calcareous
  • Height: 6-12 inches
  • Flower size: 3/8 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: June to September
  • Origin: native
Minuartia michauxii (Fenzl) Farw.

Photographed in Warren County, New York in early June.

Minuartia michauxii (Fenzl) Farw.
Minuartia michauxii (Fenzl) Farw.

Photographed on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Minuartia michauxii (Fenzl) Farw.

A stem of rock sandwort, showing the narrow leaves. A flower bud is at the tip.