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Alpine Sagebrush - Artemisia scopulorum

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Herbaceous perennial from a branched caudex. Stems ascending to erect, 5–20 cm. Herbage strigose to canescent. Leaves: basal and cauline, petiolate; blades 1–3 cm mm long, ovate, twice lobed into linear-oblanceolate segments; cauline few, reduced. Inflorescence spiciform to racemose; bracts lobed. Involucre hemispheric, 3–4 mm high; phyllaries black with green centers, villous; receptacle villous. Disk flowers 20 to 45, perfect and female; corolla ca. 2 mm long; yellow with purple, villous tips. Achenes glabrous, ca. 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
MT, WY, CO, UT, and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Stony, non-calcareous soil of turf, fellfields; alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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