Eremogone fendleri

(Fendler's Sandwort)

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Eremogone fendleri, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 7568

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Eremogone fendleri, North Swan Valley, Summit Co. 6082

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Eremogone fendleri, Hoosier Pass, Park Co. 1319

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Eremogone fendleri, County Line Trail, Grand Mesa NF, Mesa Co. 0441

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Eremogone fendleri, Hoosier Pass, Park Co. 1323

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Eremogone fendleri, Blue Lakes, Summit Co. 1243

Scientific Name Eremogone fendleri (Arenaria fendleri) USDA PLANTS Symbol ERFE3
Common Name Fendler's Sandwort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 512989
Family Caryophyllaceae (Pink) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (5400 to 13000 ft); sandy or rocky soils in dry areas of meadows, hillsides and open woods.
Plant: Perennial to 16 inches tall, usually 3 to 5 inches at altitude.
Leaves: Grass-like, narrow, stiff leaves, up to 4 inches long; smooth to slightly hairy.
Inflorescence: Several blossoms in an open cluster with 5 white petals, 5 pointed sepals and 5 protruding stamens with pink anthers.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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