Eremogone hookeri var. hookeri

(Hooker's Sandwort)

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Eremogone hookeri var. hookeri, Pawnee Buttes, Weld Co. 7726

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Eremogone hookeri var. hookeri, Pawnee Buttes, Weld Co. 7717

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Eremogone hookeri var. hookeri, Pawnee Buttes, Weld Co. 7720

Scientific Name Eremogone hookeri var. hookeri (Arenaria hookeri ssp. hookeri) USDA PLANTS Symbol ERHOH2
Common Name Hooker's Sandwort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 823700
Family Caryophyllaceae (Pink) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to foothills (3500 to 7800 ft); sandstone or limestone soils in exposed areas on flats, hillsides and ridges.
Plant: Low-growing perennial forming dense cushions, somewhat woody base; erect stems less than 1 to 6 inches long.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves are needle-like, less than 5/8-inch long.
Inflorescence: Congested cymes at the tops the stems with several small, white blossoms; 5 petals about 1/3-inch long with rounded or blunt tips; protruding stamens and styles; pointed sepals are about the same length as the petals or somewhat longer.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of North America and Montana Field Guide.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status
Native

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