Boreal Stitchwort - Minuartia rubella
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Plants tufted with glabrous to usually glandular-hairy foliage. Stems erect, 2–10 cm tall. Leaves 3-veined, 3–10 mm long, rigid, apiculate. Flowers few, cymose; sepals 3-veined, lanceolate with papery margins, acuminate, 2–4 mm long; petals elliptic, as long or shorter than the sepals. Capsules longer than calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Circumpolar south to CA, AZ, and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Sparsely vegetated, often stony soil of talus slopes, fellfields, gravel bars; valleys to alpine, more common higher (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.
- Williams, K.L. 2012. Classification of the grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, forests and alpine vegetation associations of the Custer National Forest portion of the Beartooth Mountains in southcentral Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 376 p.