Vascular Plants - Caryophyllaceae - Moehringia:
Moehringia lateriflora
Page Author: David Giblin
blunt-leaf sandwort 
Blooms: May-August
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington, though more common east of the crest; occurring throughout much of North America except along the southern U.S. boundary.
Habitat: Forest understory and edge, open meadows.
Accepted Name:
Moehringia lateriflora (L.) Fenzl
Arenaria lateriflora L.
Arenaria lateriflora L. var. angustifolia H. St. John
Arenaria lateriflora L. var. lateriflora
Arenaria lateriflora L. var. taylorae H. St. John
Arenaria lateriflora L. var. tenuicaulis Blankinship

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Arenaria lateriflora
Additional Resources:

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

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Moehringia lateriflora specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Moehringia lateriflora treatment.

E-Flora BC: Moehringia lateriflora atlas page.

CalPhotos: Moehringia lateriflora images.

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

Craig Althen, 2011

Craig Althen, 2011

Craig Althen, 2011
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