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Wild-ginger - Asarum caudatum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Rhizomatous, acaulescent, perennial herbs. Leaves 2 per node, glabrous or sparsely hairy; the petiole 7–18 cm long; the blade cordate, 4–12 cm long. Flowers perfect, solitary, epigynous, pedunculate in leaf axils; petals vestigial; sepals 3, long-attenuate, 2–6 cm, hairy, and brown-purple externally, white and purple internally, spreading, united at the base around the ovary; stamens 12; pistil 6-celled with 6 united styles. Fruit a fleshy capsule (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Asarum caudatum occurs in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington, Oregon, California, Montana and Idaho, U.S.

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 11

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Habitat
Mesic to wet coniferous, often western red-cedar forest, thickets; valleys to montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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