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Menzies' Pink - Silene menziesii


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Rhizomatous, mostly dioecious perennials with pubescent to glandular foliage. Stems numerous, trailing, branched, 5–40 cm long. Leaves mainly cauline, narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, 2–5 cm long. Inflorescence few- to many-flowered (solitary) in an open, glandular-hairy cyme. Flowers functionally unisexual but with rudiments of the non-functional sex present; calyx obscurely 10-veined, campanulate, 5–8 mm long; petals white, the blade 1–4 mm long, 2-lobed; styles 3. Capsule opening by 3 slits, ellipsoid, just longer than the calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 11

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Habitat
Forest, woodlands, riparian corridors; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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