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Alpine Dusty-maiden - Chaenactis douglasii var. alpina
Other Names:  Chaenactis alpina

Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

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General Description
Similar to the typical variety but the plants perennial (v. annual or biennial), the caudex well-developed and often branching, and stemless or nearly so (excluding the inflorescence stalk) (adopted from Welsh et al., 1993, A Utah Flora).

Species Range

Range Comments
ID and MT south to OR and CA, east to CO (Kartesz 2009).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 12

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  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Martin, S.A. 1985. Ecology of the Rock Creek bighorn sheep herd, Beartooth Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 152 p.
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Alpine Dusty-maiden — Chaenactis douglasii var. alpina.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from