Flatspine Stickseed - Lappula occidentalis
Stems simple or branched, 5–40 cm. Leaves 1–6 cm long; Flowers: calyx 1–2 mm long; corolla blue or white, 3–4 mm long, 2–3 mm across the limb. Nutlet body ca. 2 mm long; marginal prickles in 1 row, well-separated (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Leisca (2012) treats this species as L. redowskii
with two varieties in Montana: variety redowskii
and variety cupulata
(A. Gray) M.E. Jones.
AK to MB south to CA, TX and MO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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Sparsely-vegetated, often disturbed soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, woodlands, open forest, fields, roadsides; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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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.