Slender Woolly-heads - Psilocarphus tenellus
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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.
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)
BC to CA east to ID and Sanders County in MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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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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- Lesica, P., B. Christiaens, D. Hanna, L. Larsen, and C. Odegard. 2013. Noteworthy collection. Madroño 60(3): 262-263.