|Scientific Name||Eremogone congesta (Arenaria congesta)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERCO24|
|Common Name||Ballhead Sandwort||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||512987|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6800 to 12600 ft); sandy or rocky soils in drier areas of meadows or hillsides.
Plant: Grass-like clumping perennial with erect, smooth stems up to 16 inches tall.
Leaves: Smooth, narrow, linear, opposite leaves along the stem, up to 5-1/2 inches long becoming shorter upward.
Inflorescence: A few to many white blossoms in congested clusters at the tops the the stems; 5 white petals, 5 green sepals and 5 protruding stamens with greenish-white anthers.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet and American Southwest.
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