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Eremogone franklinii
Franklin's sandwort
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central Washington; Washington to Oregon, east to Idaho and Nevada.

Habitat: Sand dunes, scabland, and sagebrush slopes.

Flowers: May-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

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.

Accepted Name:
Eremogone franklinii (Douglas ex Hook.) R.L. Hartm. & Rabeler
Publication: Sida. 21: 240. 2004.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Arenaria franklinii Douglas ex Hook. [HC]
Infraspecies:
var. franklinii – Franklin's sandwort    Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central Washington; Washington to Oregon, east to Idaho and Nevada.
var. thompsonii – Thompson's sandwort    Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central Washington; Washington to Oregon.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Eremogone franklinii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Eremogone franklinii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Eremogone franklinii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Eremogone franklinii photos.

USDA Plants: Eremogone franklinii information.

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