[Sandworts of Mt. Adams Country]

Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort ,Twinflower Sandwort, Twin-flower Sandwort

Minuartia obtusiloba

Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba

Flower of Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of arctic sandwort as seen at about 6200' along the Highline Trail #114 on the northern slopes of Mt. Adams.......July 11, 2005.

Close-up sideview of a flower of Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

The photo above shows a close-up side-view of the flower of arctic sandwort as seen at about 6200' along the Highline Trail #114 on the northern slopes of Mt. Adams......July 11, 2005. Note the numerous gland-tipped hairs on the sepals and pedicel and the obtuse tips to the sepals.

Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

The photo above shows a mat of arctic sandwort as seen at about 6200' along the Highline Trail #114 on the northern slopes of Mt. Adams......July 11, 2005. This speceis typically has only one flower per stem.

Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

The photo above shows basal leaves, stem leaves and flower of arctic sandwort as seen at about 6200' along the Highline Trail #114 on the northern slopes of Mt. Adams.......July 11, 2005.

Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

The photo above shows a close-up of the needle-like basal leaves and lower stem of arctic sandwort as seen at about 6200' along the Highline Trail #114 on the northern slopes of Mt. Adams...........July 11, 2005.

Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

The photo above shows a mat of arctic sandwort as seen at about 6200' along the Highline Trail #114 on the northern slopes of Mt. Adams......July 11, 2005.

Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twinflower Sandwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

Arctic sandwort still in bloom on gravelly, sandy slopes near the terminal moraine for the Adams Glacier upslope to the south of High Camp, Mount Adams Glacier...........August 19, 2013.

Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twinflower Sandwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba) - Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twinflower Sandwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

Several photos of arctic sandwort in bloom on gravelly slopes at about 7000' at the eastern rim of Killen Creek Basin, north side of Mt. Adams..........August 11, 2106.

Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

The photo above shows the flower of arctic sandwort as seen just north and slightly east of High Camp, the climbers camp at the north side of Mt. Adams. Photographed August 2, 2003.

Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

The photo above shows the glandular stems and broad sepals of arctic sandwort.

Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

Although the upper portion of the photo is out of focus, the photo above gives an idea of the stature of arctic sandwort.

Arctic Sandwort, Alpine Sandwort, Alpine Stitchwort, Twin-flower Sandwort: Minuartia obtusilboa (Synonym: Arenaria obtusiloba)

The photo above shows the lower stem and leaves of arctic sandwort.

Paul Slichter