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Alpine Stitchwort - Minuartia obtusiloba
Other Names:  Arenaria obtusiloba


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

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General Description
Plants tufted or forming small mats with glabrous to glandular-hairy foliage. Stems erect, 1–10 cm. Leaves 1-veined, 4–5 mm long, flexuous with acute tips. Flowers solitary; sepals 3-veined, 4–6 mm long, glandular with blunt, hood-like tips; petals 3–8 mm long. Capsules as long or longer than calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to Greenland south to OR and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 71

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

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