Minuartia obtusiloba

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Minuartia obtusiloba
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Minuartia
Species: M. obtusiloba
Binomial name
Minuartia obtusiloba
(Rydb.) House
Synonyms

Arenaria obtusiloba
Lidia obtusiloba

Minuartia obtusiloba (formerly Arenaria obtusiloba) is a perennial alpine herb known by the common names alpine sandwort and twinflower stitchwort. It is native to the mountains of western North America from the High Sierra of California to the Colorado Rockies north to Alaska. Its range may extend into far eastern Russia. This is a low plant forming mats or clumps and bearing small thimble-shaped flowers with curving white petals.

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