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Prairie Bluebells - Mertensia lanceolata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Plants with a branched caudex, similar to M. oblongifolia. Stems lax to ascending, 10–30 cm. Herbage glabrous to minutely strigose on leaf margins. Leaves basal and cauline; blades oblanceolate, lanceolate, or elliptic, 2–7 cm long; lateral veins of cauline leaves obscure. Flowers: calyx strigose, ciliate, 3–6 mm long, divided 2/3-way to the base; corolla 9–14 mm long; tube glabrous within, equal to or shorter than the limb; filaments inserted at the fornices; style barely longer than the anthers. Nutlets ca. 3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 11

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