7 responses to “Arenaria grandiflora subsp. grandiflora”

  1. Michael Aman

    Sandwort, one of my favorite plants on Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, elevation 6,288 feet. Tree line is at about 4,000 feet in New England.

  2. Crozat

    I think I’ve said it before, but I ll say it again!
    I start my day with the “Photo of the day” and I really enjoy it! I am not deprived of plants, I work for the park’s board in Lyon, France and my office in in the middle of Parc de la Tete d’Or, a fantastic 19th century park and yet, the photo of the day is a daily treat! And when it happens to be a West Coast plant it’s even better…cheap travel down memory lane!
    Thank you for this!
    Pierre

  3. lynn

    I appreciate your discussion about speculating on the benefits of an adaptation…so much remains to be learned, but as long as we say we’re not sure, it doesn’t do any harm to guess, and of course, yours are very educated guesses.

  4. Susan Gustavson

    Then there’s the unscientific explanation: it looks beautiful in its environment growing low and tucked in between the rocks. 🙂

  5. Lorraine

    Is there a botanical term for the crystalline sparkle that shows in the close-up photo of the petals? Begonia petals have that same sparkle.

  6. Cecelia

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structural_coloration
    This mentions a layer of starch that diffuses light so there is a long scientific name for this in another link on Wikipedia.

    1. Lorraine

      Thank you, Cecelia!

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