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Streamside Bluebells - Mertensia ciliata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Plants with a branched caudex. Stems ascending to erect, 20–90 cm. Herbage mostly glabrous. Leaves basal and cauline; blades lanceolate to ovate, 3–12 cm long; lateral veins obvious. Flowers: calyx 1–3 mm long, divided to the base, lobes rounded at the tip, ciliate; corolla 10–15 mm long; tube with or without hairs inside, 1–1.2 times as long as the limb; filaments inserted at the fornices, ca. as long as the anthers; style higher than the anthers. Nutlets 2–3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 19

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Habitat
Wet meadows, thickets, moist open forest, talus, often along streams; montane, lower alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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