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Mountain-view Bladderpod - Physaria pycnantha
Other Names:  Lesquerella alpina ssp. condensata [in part], Physaria nelsonii [in part]

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Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Stems erect to ascending, 1–8 cm from a branched caudex clothed in old leaf bases. Basal leaves 4–20 mm long, linear, narrowly oblong, entire. Stem leaves similar. Vestiture of dense, stellate hairs, the branches raised. Petals 3.5–7.5 mm long. Fruit ovoid, inflated, 2–3 mm high; style 1.5–3.5 mm long; seeds 2 to 4 per locule; pedicels sigmoid-spreading, 3–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

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

References
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    • Grady, Benjamin R. 2005. Molecules, morphology, and biogeography: an analysis of the phylogeny and taxonomy of the Physaria reediana species complex (Brassicaceae).

    • Grady, B. R., and S. L. O'Kane. 2007. New Species and Combinations in Physaria (Brassicaceae) from Western North America. Novon 17 (2): 182-192.
    • 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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