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Drummond's Rockcress - Boechera stricta
Other Names:  Arabis drummondii

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Biennial or perennial with a simple or branched caudex. Stems 8–60 cm, terminal. Vestiture lacking or of sparse, sessile, 2-branched hairs at the base of the plant. Basal leaves narrowly oblanceolate with entire or weakly dentate margins, 2–6 cm long. Stem leaves narrowly lanceolate, auriculate-clasping. Flowers white to purplish; petals 6–10 mm long. Fruit 2–8 cm × 1–3 mm, erect and appressed to the stem; seeds in 2 rows per locule. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range


Range Comments
AK to NL south to CA, CO, OH and DE (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 327

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Sparsely vegetated, often stony soil of meadows, grasslands, rock slides, open forest, often associated with local disturbance such as ground squirrel digging; valleys to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).)

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    • Joslin, G.J. 1975. Behavior and environmental selection by Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) during surrmer and fall in the First and Second Yellow Mule drainages, Madison County, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University, Bozeman. 65 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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