Species Details

Minuartia obtusiloba

alpine sandwort

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Scientific Name:
Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House
Common Name:
alpine sandwort
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Element Code: PDCAR0G0N0
USDA Plants Symbol: MIOB2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Jul-Aug
3150 - 3700 meters
10335 - 12140 feet
General Habitat:
  • Alpine boulder and rock field
  • Alpine dwarf scrub
  • Subalpine coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Granitic
  • Metamorphic
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), New Mexico (NM), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Fresno (FRE), San Bernardino (SBD), Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Emigrant Lake (3811926), Iron Ridge (3411655), Mt. Hilgard (3711837)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads