Tall woolly-heads - Psilocarphus elatior
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MNPS Threat Rank
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Likely introduced into Montana, though native to other parts of the Pacific Northwest. Species is adventive and appears to favor areas with soil disturbance.
Similar to P. brevissimus
. Leaves linear to oblanceolate, 10–35 mm long. Heads 6–8 mm high; receptacle scales, 2–4 mm long. Achenes cylindric, terete, 1–2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Very difficult to distinguish from other members of the genus
BC south to CA, ID and MT. Collected in Lincoln County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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Vernally moist areas, particularly roadsides and other disturbed habitats in western Montana.
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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.