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Granite Mtn - Tr 308 - SS

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Arenaria fendleri - Fendler's sandwort

Plant Form: Forb

Family: Caryophyllaceae

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Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Fendler's sandwort is a compact, ground-hugging plant with thread-like basal green leaves. White, star-like flowers are loosely clustered at the tops of long, thin, fuzzy stalks.
Height: To 10 inches


Habitat Description: Cliffs, ledges and rocky banks in meadows, ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests.
Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 4000 - 12000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White     Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Apr - Sep
Description: Loose, branched clusters of white, star-like flowers atop thin stalks. Flowers have five white, oval petals, 5 green bracts and pink anthers. The flowers are approximately 1 inch wide.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Basal and opposite     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: The green, thread-like, upright leaves are sharply pointed to 2-1/2 inches long. Most of the leaves are basal, but some are oppositely attached to the stems. The leaves are sticky.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Type: Capsule

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