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Alpine Smelowskia - Smelowskia calycina
Other Names:  Smelowskia americana


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Caespitose perennial from a branched caudex clothed in old leaf bases. Stems erect, simple, 3–20 cm. Leaves basal and cauline, ciliate-petiolate, 1–7 cm long, deeply pinnately lobed into narrowly oblong segments, reduced upward. Vestiture of dense simple and branched hairs. Inflorescence a raceme, bracteate below. Flowers white to pinkish; petals 4–8 mm long. Fruits 5–9 mm long, narrowly allipsoid siliques with a prominent midvein; style 0.3–0.5 mm long; seeds in 1 row per locule; pedicels ascending-erect, 4–9 mm long. Stony soil of moraine, cliffs, talus slopes, fellfields; upper subalpine to alpine. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Montana plants are variety americana (Regel & Herder) Drury & Rollins.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to OR and CO; Asia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 55

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Habitat
Stony soil of moraine, cliffs, talus slopes, fellfields; upper subalpine to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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