Wood Whitlow-grass - Draba nemorosa
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Annual from a simple caudex. Stems 4–30 cm, unbranched. Basal leaves ovate, 6–25 mm long, weakly dentate. Stem leaves several, ovate, denticulate. Vestiture of stalked-branched and sometimes simple hairs. Petals yellow, 1.5–2.5 mm long. Fruit spreading-ascending, 4–7 mm × 1.5–2 mm, puberulent; style up to 0.1 mm long; lower pedicels 9–20 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
AK to QC south to CA, CO and MN (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Disturbed soil of grasslands, meadows, steppe, open forest, often associated with pocket gopher or ground squirrel digging; plains, valleys to montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Chadde, S.W. 1985. Initial recovery patterns of southwestern Montana foothill range. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 103 p.
- Johnson, T. W. 1982. An analysis of pack and saddle stock grazing areas in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. M.Sc.Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 105 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Martinka, R.R. 1970. Structural characteristics and ecological relationships of male blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus (Say)) territories in southwestern Montana. Ph.D Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 73 p.