Eremogone
sandwort
4 species
6 subspecies and varieties
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Eremogone aculeataneedle-leaf sandwort, prickly sandwort
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in southeastern Washington; southeastern Washington to California, east to Montana, Utah, and Nevada.
Habitat: Gravelly sagebrush-covered hills from moderate elevations to the alpine.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Growth Duration: perennial
Eremogone capillarismountain sandwort, thread-leaved sandwort
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to northern Oregon and northern Nevada, east to Northwest Territory, Alberta, Idaho, and Montana.
Habitat: Mostly montane to alpine meadows and slopes.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Growth Duration: perennial
var. americana – fescue sandwort, thread-leaved sandwort
Eremogone congestaballhead sandwort, capitate sandwort
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Sagebrush desert to alpine slopes.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Growth Duration: perennial
var. cephaloidea – ballhead sandwort, sharptip sandwort
var. congesta – ballhead sandwort
var. prolifera – ballhead sandwort
Eremogone frankliniiFranklin's sandwort
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.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-June
Growth Duration: perennial
var. franklinii – Franklin's sandwort
var. thompsonii – Thompson's sandwort