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Sandbergia whitedii
fissurewort, Whited's halimolobos

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Washington.

Habitat: Dry scabland, forest openings, talus slopes and alpine meadows.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Review Group 1 in Washington (WANHP)


Short-lived perennial, the stems several, simple to freely branched, 2-5 dm. tall, grayish with fine stellate pubescence.


Basal leaves oblanceolate, slender-petiolate, up to 10 cm. long and 2 cm. wide; cauline leaves gradually reduced upward, mostly entire, the upper sessile.


Flowers in open, elongate racemes; pedicles slender, ascending, 8-20 mm. long; sepals 4, the outer saccate at base; petals 4, white or pinkish-veined, 4-7 mm. long, spatulate; style 0.5 mm. long.


Siliques ascending-erect, 1-2.2 cm. long, 1-1.3 mm. broad, somewhat compressed; seeds in one series.

Accepted Name:
Sandbergia whitedii (Piper) Greene
Publication: Leafl. Bot. Observ. Crit. 2: 137. 1911.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Arabis whitedii Piper
Halimolobos whitedii (Piper) Rollins [HC, Rollins 1993a]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Sandbergia whitedii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Sandbergia whitedii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Sandbergia whitedii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sandbergia whitedii photos.

USDA Plants: Sandbergia whitedii information.

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