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Slender Woolly-heads - Psilocarphus tenellus


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: SNR
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
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USFS:
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
A native species of the Californian Floristic Province that may be a recent introduction into western Montana. The 2 known collections from Montana both came from disturbed sites.
 
General Description
Stems usually prostrate, branched. Leaves oblanceolate, 4–10 mm long. Heads 2–4 mm high; receptacle scales ca. 2 mm long. Achenes narrowly obovoid, compressed, ca.1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to CA east to ID and Sanders County in MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Vernally moist to wet soil of shallow ponds, wetland margins; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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