This kind of flower cluster, where the uppermost or central flower opens and matures first, is called a cyme. Photo by Julie K. Nelson.
Minuartia stolonifera range map.
The species name comes from the plant’s stolons, which are thin, elongated stems lying on the ground and forming roots as well as erect stems. Photo by Julie K. Nelson.
>The plants grow among serpentine boulders. Photo by Julie K. Nelson.
Scott Mountain sandwort is known only from a few places near Scott Mountain pass in the Klamath Ranges, at the border of Siskiyou and Trinity Counties. Photo by Julie K. Nelson.