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Over 40 collections at MONTU from sw Montana mountain ranges.
Fibrous-rooted with a slender-branched crown. Stems slender, ascending to erect, simple, 5–30 cm. Herbage glabrous; leaves with ciliate petiole bases, margins scabrous. Basal leaves petiolate; blades oblanceolate, entire, 1–2 cm long. Stem leaves narrower, longer, becoming sessile. Inflorescence a solitary, terminal flower. Flowers: hypanthium glabrous to puberulent; sepals linear-lanceolate, 3–8 mm long, erect; corolla campanulate, 9–15 mm long; style shorter than corolla; stigmas 3(to 5). Capsule erect, 7–11 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Our plants are variety idahoensis
Non-calcareous soil of fellfields, talus, meadows, open forest; upper subalpine, alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)