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Arenaria ciliata

Template:Taxobox Template:Commonscat Arenaria ciliata, the fringed sandwort,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> is a perennial herb of the family Caryophyllaceae. A. ciliata is a calcicole occurring in open grassland and on bare rock in mountainous areas.


It is European with an outlying population in Greenland. This species is not known from Britain. It was discovered in Ireland in 1806 growing on Ben Bulben Co. Sligo. This remains the only known Irish population.



  • Preston, C.D. Pearman, D. & Dines, T., (2002). New Atlas of The British and Irish Flora. Oxford.