Largeleaf Sandwort - Moehringia macrophylla
(see State Rank Reason below)
MNPS Threat Rank
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Numerous collections from Sanders, Powell, Ravalli, Lincoln, Flathead, Lewis & Clark, Mineral Counties. Many reports and collections recent. Appears to be disturbance-tolerant. Possibly undercollected due to demure appearance and lack of conservation significance.
Stems ascending, mostly simple above, 5–20 cm. Leaves lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 1–5 cm long. Flowers: sepals 3–5 mm long, ovate with pointed tips; petals 4–6 mm long. Capsules ovoid, as long as the sepals (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
NT to NL south to CA, NM, WI, and MI (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.