Thread-Leaved Sandwort

Thread-Leaved Sandwort is a small perennial that grows in loose mats. It has slender stems, hair-like leaves, and small white flowers.

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Description
Latin Name Arenaria capillaris
Type Herb
Description Thread-Leaved Sandwort is a small perennial that grows in loose mats. It has slender stems, hair-like leaves, and small white flowers.
Height and Spread Up to 30 cm tall. Up to 20 cm spread.
Bloom Colour White.
Bloom Months June, July.
Foliage Colour Dark green.
Seed Months Late summer.
Light and Water Grows in both open and shaded areas, though is often shaded due to its small size. Will grow in dry to moderately moist conditions from low to sub-alpine elevations.
Ethnobotany Information While ethnobotanical information on Thread-Leaved Sandwort is limited, the term ‘wort’ is often given to plants with medicinal value.
Wildlife Uses Thread-Leaved Sandwort is not a vital wildlife species, though its matting quality and abundance of flowers provide food and habitat for some species of wildlife.
Garden Uses This plant is quite beautiful with its sharply contrasted dark green foliage and white flowers. It can be grown in dry conditions, providing a unique look from many other dryland species.
Facts The common name ‘Thread-Leaved’ refers to the very slender, hair-like leaves that this plant produces.
Propagation Techniques Thread-Leaved Sandwort can be propagated by seed.