Alpine Hawkweed - Hieracium gracile
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Plants fibrous-rooted. Stems simple or branched above, erect, 3–40 cm. Herbage glabrate or sparsely tomentose on the stem. Leaves mainly basal; blades lanceolate to oblanceolate, entire to obscurely dentate, 1–6 cm long. Heads 1 to 25; involucre campanulate, 7–12 mm high; phyllaries linear-lanceolate, black-setose, stipitate-glandular, tomentose. Rays 20 to 60, pale yellow; ligules 2–5 mm long. Achenes 1–3 mm long; pappus white (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
AK to NT, south to CA and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Meadows, turf, fellfields, open forest, often where snow lies late; subalpine, lower alpine, rarely lower (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Fultz, J.E. 2005. Effects of shelterwood management on flower-visiting insects and their floral resources. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 163 p.
- Joslin, G.J. 1975. Behavior and environmental selection by Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) during surrmer and fall in the First and Second Yellow Mule drainages, Madison County, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University, Bozeman. 65 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Saunders, J.K., Jr. 1954. A two-year investigation of the food habits and range use of the Rocky Mountain goat in the Crazy Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 22 p.