Desert Sandwort - Caryophyllaceae (Pink)Family - Eremogone macradenia==Arenaria macradenia
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Photos shows the three styles and the ten stamen

Photos shows the three styles and the ten stamen


growing by rocks

erimogone macradenia

white flowers

white wildflower

white wildflower

white wildflower

opposite leaves

Seed pod forming
seed pod

Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis
Located June 28, 2012, Squaw Peak Road, Utah County, Utah
Elevation : 2286 meters (7500 feet)

Five petaled white flowers are 11mm  (7/8 inches) in width. They have 10 stamen and 3 styles.  Leaves are opposite, thread-like, gray. Flower stems are 18 to 25 cm  (7 to 10 inches) tall.

Identified by Ann  Kelsey at the University of Utah Garret Herbarium located in Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, Utah.
See "A Utah Flora Fourth Edition" revised,  2004-2008 page 104

Satyrium behrii - Behr's Hairstreak  was seen using this plant as a nectar source.

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