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Common Twinpod - Physaria didymocarpa

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

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General Description
Stems ascending, 2–15 cm from simple caudex clothed in old leaf bases. Basal leaves 1–6 cm long, the blades obovate, entire to coarsely dentate. Stem leaves narrowly oblanceolate, entire or few-toothed. Vestiture of dense, stellate hairs, the stellae branched or simple. Petals 7–12 cm long. Fruit of 2 ovate lobes, inflated, 7–20 mm high, the basal and apical sinuses narrow; style 5–9 mm long; seeds 4 per locule; pedicels spreading, straight to curved, 3–12 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety lanata A. Nels.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB south to WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 15

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated, sandy or clayey soil of eroding slopes, banks, badlands; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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