Eremogone hookeri

(Nuttall) W. A. Weber
Brittonia 33: 326. 1981.
Common names: Hooker’s sandwort
Basionym: Arenaria hookeri Nuttall in J. Torrey and A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 1: 178. 1838
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 66. Mentioned on page 58, 67.

Plants densely or loosely matted, green, not glaucous, somewhat woody at base. Stems erect, 1–15(–20) cm, scabrid-puberulent. Leaves: basal leaves persistent; cauline leaves in 1–4 pairs, usually little overlapping, often larger than basal leaves; basal blades straight to arcuate-spreading, subulate to needlelike, 0.3–4 cm × 0.5–1.5 mm, flexible or rigid, herbaceous, apex spinose, glabrous, often glaucous. Inflorescences 3–30+-flowered, congested, capitate or subcapitate cymes. Pedicels 0.2–2 mm, scabrid-puberulent. Flowers: sepals 1–3-veined, often obscurely so, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, (5–)6–10 mm, not enlarging in fruit, margins narrow, apex narrowly acute or acuminate, glabrous or pubescent; petals white, oblanceolate, 4.5–8.5 mm, ± equaling sepals, apex rounded to obtuse; nectaries as lateral and abaxial mounds with transverse groove at base of filaments opposite sepals, 0.2–0.3 mm. Capsules to 4 mm, glabrous. Seeds black, ellipsoid-oblong to pyriform with hilar notch, 1.8–2 mm, tuberculate; tubercles rounded, elongate.


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Colo., Kans., Mont., N.Mex., Nebr., Nev., Okla., S.Dak., Utah, Wyo.


Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References



1 Basal leaf blades 0.3-1.5 cm, straight or recurved, rigid; sepals 5-8(-9) mm Eremogone hookeri var. hookeri
1 Basal leaf blades 2-4 cm, straight, rigid or flexible; sepals (7-)8-10 mm Eremogone hookeri var. pinetorum
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