Vascular Plants - Caryophyllaceae - Eremogone:
Eremogone capillaris
Page Authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
fescue sandwort 
Blooms: June-August
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to northern Oregon and northern Nevada, east to Alberta and Montana.
Habitat: Sagebrush plains to rocky subalpine slopes.
Species Description:

General: Tufted, glaucous perennial from a branched crown, usually glabrous below and glandular-pubescent above, the numerous flowering stems 5-30 cm. tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves many, ascending, narrowly linear, pointed, 2-4 cm. long and 0.5-1 mm. broad, 1-nerved; cauline leaves 2-4 pairs below the bracts, about half as long as the basal leaves.
Flowers: Flowers few in an open, terminal inflorescence; sepals 5, 3-4.5 mm. long, ovate, membranous-margined, purplish-tinged, thickened at the base; petals 5, white, about twice as long as the sepals; stamens 10; styles 3.
Fruits: Capsule ovoid, up to twice as long as the sepals, opening by 6 teeth.
Subspecies & Varieties:
Accepted Name:
Eremogone capillaris (Poiret) Fenzl
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Eremogone capillaris specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Eremogone capillaris specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Eremogone capillaris treatment.

E-Flora BC: Eremogone capillaris atlas page.

CalPhotos: Eremogone capillaris images.

USDA Plants Database: Eremogone capillaris.
Additional photographs of Eremogone capillaris:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Dana Visalli

Dana Visalli

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

James Hershberger, 2010

James Hershberger, 2010

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2011

G. D. Carr, 2011

G. D. Carr, 2011

Ray Izumi, 2012

Ray Izumi, 2012

Ray Izumi, 2012

Susan McDougall, 2012

Gary Brill, 2014

Susan McDougall, 2014

Susan McDougall, 2014

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Robert L. Carr, 2011

Gary Brill, 2015
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