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Snowbed Whitlow-grass - Draba crassifolia


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Annual to short-lived perennial from a simple to few-branched caudex. Stems 3–8 cm unbranched. Basal leaves narrowly oblanceolate, 4–20 mm long with mostly entire margins. Stem leaves 0 to 2. Vestiture of simple and forked cilia on leaf margins, otherwise glabrous. Petals yellow, 2–3 mm long. Fruit ascending, 4–9 ×1.5–2 mm, glabrous; style up to 0.1 mm long; lower pedicels 3–8 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Moist, sparsely vegetated soil of meadows, rocky slopes, often sites of late snowmelt or shade of boulders or cliffs; subalpine to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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