Missouri Foxtail Cactus - Coryphantha missouriensis
Escobaria missouriensis, Mammillaria missouriensis
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Plants simple to rarely clumped. Stems to 5 cm high, deeply buried in soil. Spines white, weathering to brown, 6 to 21 per areole, 4–15 mm long; central spines 0 or 1. Flowers 1–2 cm long; tepals 13 to 25, yellowish with green to pink midstripe. Fruit red, 6–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
In MT we have subspecies missouriensis
MT, ND south to AZ and TX (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
- Rundquist, V.M. 1973. Avian ecology on stock ponds in two vegetational types in north-central Montana. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 112 p.
- Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.