Alternate name: Arctic Sandwort
Family: Caryophyllaceae, Carnation view all from this family
Description A mat-forming perennial with long, linear basal leaves in lowland plants; short, linear leaves in more upland specimens. White, five-petaled flowers occur singly just above the needle-like leaves.
Habitat Dry ridges; rocky, mountain slopes; tundra.
Range Alaska and Yukon; also n.e. Asia.
Exposure Preference Sun to partial shade.
Native Distribution Alaska & Yukon; also n.e. Asia
Site Preference Dry ridges; rocky, mt. slopes; tundra
Soil Preference Dry, gravelly soils.