Scientific Name:
Minuartia hybrida (Vill.) Schischk. (1936)
  • Arenaria hybrida Vill.
  • Alsine tenuifolia (L.) Crantz (1766)
  • Minuartia tenuifolia (L.) Hiern (1899) nom. illeg.
  • = Arenaria tenuifolia L.
Vernacular Name(s):
Fine-leaved sandwort

Annual. Stems erect, often purplish, glabrous or with sparse glandular hairs above, 5–15 cm tall. Lvs distant, linear-subulate, 3-nerved at base, 3–12 × 1–1.5 mm, glabrous or with glandular hairs; hyaline margins expanded at base and connate. Infl. lax, glandular-hairy; bracts leaflike. Sepals leaflike with broad scarious margins at base, glandular-hairy, 2.5–3.5 mm long. Petals white, entire, 2–2.5 mm long, conspicuously < sepals. Stamens 5–10. Capsule narrowly ovoid, < to almost = calyx. Seeds pale reddish brown, very finely tuberculate, 0.25–0.3 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Oct.–Jan.; Fruiting: Oct.–Jan.