mountain sandwort (Arenaria capillaris)

cluster of thin green stems with small white 5-petalled flowers

mountain sandwort

 

Common name: mountain sandwort
Botanical name: Arenaria capillaris

Light: full sun
Height: 6 – 8 inches
Water: low, drought tolerant
Soil type: well-drained sandy to rocky soils

Perennial wildflower with fine leaves (grass-like) and a profusion of small white 5-petalled flowers in early to midsummer; great plant for borders; forms large clumps

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