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White-flower Hawkweed - Hieracium albiflorum

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Plants usually from a simple caudex. Stems simple, erect, 20–80 cm. Herbage sparsely long-hirsute, glabrate above. Leaves basal and cauline, petiolate, sessile above; blades oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 2–13 cm long, entire or shallowly dentate. Heads 3 to 30; involucres narrowly campanulate, 6–11 mm high; phyllaries linear, sparsely setose, stipitate-glandular. Rays 12 to 35, white; ligules 3–5 mm long. Achenes 2–4 mm long; pappus tawny (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range


Range Comments
NT south to CA, NV, UT, CO and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1926

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)


  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Grove, A.J. 1998. Effects of Douglas fir establishment in southwestern Montana mountain big sagebrush communities. M. Sc.Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 150 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Steerey, W. F. 1979. Distribution, range use and population characteristics of Mule Deer associated with the Schafer Creek winter range, Bridger Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 119 p.
    • Wood, M.A. 1981. Small mammal communities after two recent fires in Yellowstone National Park. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 58 p.
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