Minuartia is a genus of flowering plants commonly known as sandworts in the family Caryophyllaceae.
Minuartias are small annual or perennial plants which grow in otherwise inhospitable conditions such as on rocky ledges and in stony soil. The genus is widely distributed in the northern hemisphere, mainly distributed in Europe, in the Mediterranean region, and north Africa, southwest Asia, and the Caucasus Mountains.
Inflorescence is slightly racemous and compact, with the more flowers. It blossoms from May to July. Flower stems are bare or hairy. Sepals are narrow lancet, white, long 3–4 mm. Goals are short or hairy, long, pointed, with a green stripe in the middle has a whitish nerve.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
This is a small, mat-forming perennial herb growing in a low, tight clump of hairy, glandular herbage.
Mechanical removal is often the most
desirable. This can be accomplished with sharp hoes, shovels, or hand pulling.
If applications of herbicides are warranted, it is important to select one that will target the weed you are dealing with and not harm surrounding vegetation.