Minuartia gerardii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Minuartia

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Minuartia is a genus of small flowering plants, one of those commonly known as "sandwort" or "stitchwort". The genus is classed within the family Caryophyllaceae, the pink family, characterised by its opposite and decussate leaves.

Minuartias are small plants which grow in otherwise inhospitable conditions such as on rocky ledges and in stony soil. They are found in alpine environments. The genus is widely distributed, being native in Asia, Europe and North America.

Many Minuartia species were formerly classed in the genus Arenaria, and the obsolete genus Alsine. Minuartia sedoides was previously placed in Cherleria.

The genus was named for J. Minuart (1693–1768), a Spanish botanist and pharmacist.

Species include:

  • Minuartia arctica - Arctic sandwort
  • Minuartia austromontana - Columbian sandwort
  • Minuartia biflora - mountain sandwort
  • Minuartia bosniaca - Bosnian sandwort
  • Minuartia californica - California sandwort
  • Minuartia caroliniana - pinebarren sandwort
  • Minuartia cherlerioides
  • Minuartia cismontana
  • Minuartia cumberlandensis - Cumberland sandwort
  • Minuartia dawsonensis - rock sandwort
  • Minuartia decumbens - Lassicus sandwort
  • Minuartia dirphya
  • Minuartia douglasii - Douglas' sandwort
  • Minuartia drummondii - Drummond's sandwort
  • Minuartia elegans
  • Minuartia filiorum - threadbranch sandwort
  • Minuartia gerardii
  • Minuartia glabra - Appalachian sandwort
  • Minuartia godfreyi - Godfrey's sandwort
  • Minuartia graminifolia (syn. Alsine rosani)
  • Minuartia groenlandica - Greenland stitchwort, mountain sandwort
  • Minuartia howellii - Howell's sandwort
  • Minuartia laricifolia
  • Minuartia macrantha - House's sandwort
  • Minuartia macrocarpa - longpod sandwort
  • Minuartia marcescens - serpentine sandwort
  • Minuartia michauxii - rock sandwort
  • Minuartia muscorum - Dixie sandwort
  • Minuartia nuttallii - Nuttall's sandwort
  • Minuartia obtusiloba - twinflower sandwort
  • Minuartia patula - pitcher's sandwort
  • Minuartia pusilla - annual sandwort
  • Minuartia rosei - peanut sandwort
  • Minuartia rossii - Ross' sandwort
  • Minuartia rubella
  • Minuartia sedoides - mossy cyphel; dwarf cherleria. Confined to high mountains in Europe.
  • Minuartia stolonifera
  • Minuartia stricta - bog sandwort
  • Minuartia tenella - slender sandwort
  • Minuartia uniflora
  • Minuartia viscosa
  • Minuartia yukonensis - Yukon sandwort

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  • Minuartĭa — (M. L.), gehört zu Alsine Wallenb., Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Caryophylleae Alsineae Sabulineae Eualsineae, 3. Kl. 3. Ordn. L.; Arten: M. campestris, M. dichotoma, M. montana, kleine, niedrige, in Spanien heimische Pflanzen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Minuartia — Minuartia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Minuartia —   Minuartia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Minuartia — Mieren Lärchennadel Miere (Minuartia laricifolia) Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen Zweikeimblättrige (Rosopsi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Minuartia — ID 54131 Symbol Key MINUA Common Name stitchwort Family Caryophyllaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Minuartia — smiltinukė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Gvazdikiniai – Caryophyllaceae Juss. atitikmenys: lot. Minuartia angl. alsine; sandwort vok. Hainkraut; Miere; Sandkraut rus. минуарция; мокричник lenk. mokrzyca …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Minuartia — noun mostly perennial herbs of northern hemisphere often with mat forming habit; most often placed in genus Arenaria: sandworts • Syn: ↑genus Minuartia • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryophyllaceae, ↑family… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Minuartia — Minuạrtia   [nach dem spanischen Arzt und Botaniker Juan Minuart, * 1693, ✝ 1768], wissenschaftlicher Name der Pflanzengattung Miere …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Minuartia L. — Symbol MINUA Common Name stitchwort Botanical Family Caryophyllaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Minuartia wettsteinii — Systematik Kerneudikotyledonen Ordnung: Nelkenartige (Caryophyllales) Familie: Nelkengewächse (Caryophyllaceae) Unterfamilie: Al …   Deutsch Wikipedia