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Cocks-comb Cat's-eye - Cryptantha celosioides


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Biennial or short-lived, monocarpic perennial, often branched at the base but with a simple caudex. Stems erect, 6–35 cm. Herbage tomentose, hispid. Leaves: basal petiolate, spatulate to oblanceolate, rounded to obtuse 1–6 cm long; cauline narrower, acute. Inflorescence bracteate below. Flowers: calyx hispid, hirsute, 7–10 mm long in fruit; corolla 3–6 mm long, 6–11 mm across the limb; fornices ochroleucus. Nutlets 4, ovate, rugose dorsally, 3–4 mm long; scar closed at the base (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to ND south to south to OR, CO and NE (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 97

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Habitat
Stony or sandy, often sparsely vegetated soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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