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Little Cat's-eye - Cryptantha minima


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Stems branched, 5–15 cm. Herbage hirsute, strongly hispid. Leaves linear to oblanceolate, 5–30 mm long. Inflorescence linear bracteate to near the apex. Flowers: calyx hispid, hirsute, 5–7 mm long in fruit; corolla 2–3 mm long. Nutlets 4, lance-ovate, 2–2.5 mm long; 1 smooth and slightly larger, the other 3 sparsely muricate; scar closed, widened at the base (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
SK south to NM, TX (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Sandy soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Little Cat's-eye — Cryptantha minima.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from