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Largeleaf Sandwort - Moehringia macrophylla
Other Names:  Arenaria macrophylla


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
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.
 
General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
NT to NL south to CA, NM, WI, and MI (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 19

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Habitat
Thickets, open forest, especially along streams; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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