Moehringia lateriflora (Arenaria lateriflora)
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-8 inches
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: May – June
Suggested Uses: Grove Sandwort makes a lovely, low-growing ground cover with delicate, white flowers. Sandwort flowers in mid-to-late spring. It will cascade over walls and through stone work. Grows well in sandy soils. Grows in moist-to-dry woodlands, forests, and on riverbanks. This plant is an excellent choice for shoreline restoration!
Native Range: Native to the Upper Midwest, Northeast and the West. Native throughout most of Minnesota.
Flowers: The upright flowers have 5 round petals. They grow one to a branch on a very slender stem.
Leaves: The opposite leaves are 1/2″ – 1″ long and oval.
Other Names: Bluntleaf Sandwort
More information: USDA plant profile