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Western Gromwell - Lithospermum ruderale


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Perennial from a branched caudex. Stems ascending to erect, 12–50 cm, branched. Herbage strigose; stems hirsute. Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 2–10 cm long, the lowest reduced. Inflorescence leafy-bracteate, few-flowered racemes. Flowers: calyx 3–5 mm long; corolla light yellow, 4–9 mm long, short-glandular at the summit of the tube, 5–12 mm across the limb; fornices absent; style included. Nutlets 4–6 mm long, shiny, smooth; basal scar slightly rimmed (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 77

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