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Sagina saginoides
alpine pearlwort, arctic pearlwort

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. and Alberta; east across northern Canada to Greenland.

Habitat: Open areas, typically where at least seasonally moist, from middle elevations to the alpine.

Flowers: May-September.

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Biennial, Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Sagina saginoides (L.) H. Karsten
Publication: Deut. Fl. 539. 1882.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Sagina linnaei C. Presl
Sagina micrantha (Bunge) Fernald
Sagina saginoides (L.) H. Karsten var. hesperia Fernald
Spergula saginoides L.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Sagina saginoides in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Sagina saginoides checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Sagina saginoides atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sagina saginoides photos.

USDA Plants: Sagina saginoides information.

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