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Parry's Campion - Silene parryi

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Perennial from a branched caudex with short-hairy and glandular herbage. Stems 5–50 cm. Leaves: basal narrowly oblong, 3–8 cm long; cauline oblanceolate. Inflorescence a narrow, 3- to 7-flowered, glandular cyme. Flowers: calyx purple, 10-veined, 9–16 mm long, glandular; petals often purple-tinged, the blade 3–6 mm long, 4-lobed; styles 3. Capsule as long as the calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
Mountainous areas of BC, sw AB, into WA, MT (7 counties), ID, and WY.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 86

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Habitat
Grasslands, meadows, steppe, tundra, scree slopes; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Haglund, B.M. 1972. Ecological effects of weather modification, Bangtail Ridge, Bridger Range, Montana: relationships of pocket gophers (Thomomys talpoides) to time of snow melt. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 26 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Steerey, W. F. 1979. Distribution, range use and population characteristics of Mule Deer associated with the Schafer Creek winter range, Bridger Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 119 p.
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