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Flatspine Stickseed - Lappula occidentalis
Other Names:  Lappula redowskii


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
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.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to MB south to CA, TX and MO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 80

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Habitat
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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