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U.S. Forest Service

Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Minuartia cumberlandensis, Cumberland sandwort. Minuartia cumberlandensis. Photo by B. Eugene Wofford, University of Tennessee.

Minuartia cumberlandensis, Cumberland sandwort, range map. Minuartia cumberlandensis range map.

Minuartia cumberlandensis, Cumberland sandwort

Arenaria cumberlandensis is restricted to sandstone rock within the Big South Fork watershed of the Cumberland River.

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

  • Listed as: Arenaria cumberlandensis
  • PLANTS Database Name: Minuartia cumberlandensis
  • Listed Endangered 1988
  • Recovery Plan 1996 (PDF, 1.9 MB)


  • Trampling by hikers, campers, picnickers, individuals rappelling down sandstone cliffs, and collectors digging illegally for Native American artifacts
  • Timber removal in or adjacent to Cumberland sandwort sites, resulting in increased sunlight on the plants subsequent alteration of moisture conditions

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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