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Low Nailwort - Paronychia sessiliflora


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Perennial with a branched caudex and scabrous foliage, forming dense mats to 15 cm across. Stems ascending, branched, 2–10 cm long. Leaves crowded, overlapping, linear-subulate, leathery, 3–7 mm long with white-scarious, attenuate stipules longer than the leaves. Flowers terminal, usually solitary, hidden among the leaves; sepals 5, 3–5 mm long, narrowly lanceolate, long-attenuate and awned, united below, yellowish; petals absent or minute; stamens 5; Style 1 with 2 stigmas. Fruit a utricle enclosed by the calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB, SK south to NV, NM, and TX (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 34

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated, often stony soil of exposed slopes, ridge crests; plains, valleys to montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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