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Slender Cat's-eye - Cryptantha affinis


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Annual. Stems slender, simple or branched, 5–30 cm. Herbage hirsute and sometimes hispid. Leaves linear-oblanceolate to oblong, 1–3 cm long. Inflorescence ebracte ate or bracteate below. Flowers: calyx hispid and hirsute, 3–5 mm long in fruit; corolla 1–2 mm long. Nutlets 4, ovate, ca. 2 mm long, smooth, shiny; scar closed, on edge of ventral surface (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC south to CA, NV, UT and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 8

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Habitat
Often gravelly soil of open forest, grasslands; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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