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Small-flower Fiddle-neck - Amsinckia menziesii

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 2

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General Description
Stems erect, usually branched, 10–80 cm. Leaves mainly cauline, 2–12 cm long. Flowers: calyx 2–5 mm long; sepals equal; corolla yellow, tube 3–5 mm long, lobes ca.1 mm long; fornices absent; stamens inserted at the top of the tube. Nutlets ovoid, 2–3 mm long, green to black (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
AK south to CA, NV, UT, WY; perhaps introduced in MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 10

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  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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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.
    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
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