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Obscure Cat's-eye - Cryptantha ambigua


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Annual. Stems usually branched, 5–25 cm. Herbage hirsute and hispid. Leaves linear, 5–35 mm long. Inflorescence ebracteate. Flowers: calyx hispid, hirsute, 5–6 mm long in fruit; corolla 2–4 mm long. Nutlets 4, ovate, 1–2 mm long, muricate; scar closed, widened at the base (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Sandy or gravelly soil or talus of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, woodlands, outcrops; valleys, montane, rarely subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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