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Missouri Foxtail Cactus - Coryphantha missouriensis
Other Names:  Escobaria missouriensis, Mammillaria missouriensis

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
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.

Species Range
Present
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 8

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Citation for data on this website:
Missouri Foxtail Cactus — Coryphantha missouriensis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from