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Tall Bluebells - Mertensia paniculata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Plants with a branched caudex. Stems ascending to erect, 25–100 cm. Herbage sparsely strigose to minutely puberulent. Leaves basal and cauline; blades lanceolate to ovate, acute to acuminate, 3–14 cm long; the basal subtruncate; lateral veins obvious. Flowers: calyx strigose, 2–6 mm long, divided to below the middle with acute tips; corolla 9–15 mm long; limb 1.2 to 1.6 times as long as the tube; tube with or without hairs within; filaments inserted at the fornices, ca. as long as the anthers; style higher than the anthers, sometimes slightly exserted. Nutlets 3–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to QC south to OR, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 10

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Habitat
Wet forests, thickets, usually along streams; valleys to montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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