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Columbian Stitchwort - Minuartia austromontana
Other Names:  Arenaria rossii [in part], Minuartia rossii [in part]


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Plants forming small dense mats with glabrous foliage. Stems erect to ascending, 1–10 cm. Leaves 1-veined, flexuous, bright green, 3–6 mm long with acute tips. Flowers solitary; sepals lance-shaped, 2–3 mm long, acute; petals absent, shorter, or as long as the sepals. Capsules equal to the calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to OR, UT, and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Stony soil of exposed ridges, talus slopes, scree, fellfields; alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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