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Snow Spring-parsley - Cymopterus nivalis
Other Names:  Cymopterus bipinnatus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Acaulescent with a woody, branched caudex covered in old petioles. Herbage scabrous. Leaves long-petiolate; blades 1–5 cm long, lanceolate in outline, bipinnate; ultimate segments crowded, 1–2 mm long. Umbels solitary, compact; peduncles 3–17 cm long, prostrate to ascending; rays 2–4 mm long; involucre absent; involucel bracts acuminate-ovate, 2–4 mm long, scarious-margined, united at the base. Flowers white; sepals ca. 0.5 mm long. Mericarps narrowly elliptic, 3–7 mm long; marginal wings wavy, 1–1.5 mm wide, wider than the dorsal ribs; oil tubes 5 to 6 per interval (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
OR to MT south to NV, UT and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 29

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Habitat
Gravelly soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, woodlands, open forest, fellfields; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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