Vascular Plants - Caryophyllaceae - Eremogone:
Eremogone franklinii
Page Authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Thompson's sandwort 
Blooms: May-June
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: East of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to Oregon, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Sand dunes, scabland and sagebrush slopes.
Species Description:

General: Tufted, glabrous perennial from a taproot and branched base, the numerous stems prostrate or spreading, covered with last year’s leaves; flowering stems erect, 3-6 cm. tall, brittle.
Leaves: Cauline leaves numerous, over-lapping, needle-like, 10-20 mm. long, their tips spreading.
Flowers: Flowers several in a congested cluster, the pedicels about 2 mm. long; sepals 5, lanceolate, pointed, glabrous, 1-nerved, scarious-margined, 5-12 mm. long; petals 5, white, narrowly oblanceolate, often shorter than the sepals; stamens 10; styles 3.
Fruits: Capsule half as long as the sepals, opening by 6 teeth.
Subspecies & Varieties:
Accepted Name:
Eremogone franklinii (Douglas ex Hooker) R. L. Hartman & Rabeler
Synonyms:
Arenaria franklinii Dougl. ex Hook.

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Additional Resources:

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

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

Washington Flora Checklist: Eremogone franklinii treatment.

E-Flora BC: Eremogone franklinii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Eremogone franklinii images.

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

Rod Gilbert, 2003

Dana Visalli

Dana Visalli

Dana Visalli

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

G. D. Carr, 2011

G. D. Carr, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2012

Ron Bockelman, 2012

Ron Bockelman, 2012

Ron Bockelman, 2012

Ron Bockelman, 2012

David Giblin, 2014

David Giblin, 2014

Robert L. Carr, 2010

Robert L. Carr, 2009

Robert L. Carr, 2009

Robert L. Carr, 2009

Robert L. Carr, 2010

Robert L. Carr, 2010

Robert L. Carr, 2010

Robert L. Carr, 2010

Robert L. Carr, 2010

Robert L. Carr, 2010

Ron Bockelman, 2015

Ron Bockelman, 2015

Ron Bockelman, 2015

Ron Bockelman, 2015
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