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Sharpleaf Twinpod - Physaria acutifolia


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Stems ascending, 5–15 cm from simple caudex clothed in old leaf bases. Basal leaves 2–6 cm long, the blades ovate to obovate, usually entire. Stem leaves spatulate to oblanceolate. Vestiture of dense, stellate hairs, the stellae branched. Petals 7–12 mm long. Fruit of 2 ovate lobes, inflated, 6–10 mm wide; style 4–6 mm long; seeds 2 per locule; pedicels spreading, straight to sigmoid, 5–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)..

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 28

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Habitat
Sandy, usually calcareous soil of open slopes in grasslands, steppe, woodlands; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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