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Creeping Catchfly - Silene repens


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

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General Description
Perennial from a slenderly-branched caudex; foliage retrose-pubescent. Stems trailing but erect distally, 5–25 cm. Leaves: basal numerous on short sterile stems, oblanceolate, 2–4 cm long; cauline linear, reduced. Inflorescence a compact, densely pubescent cyme. Flowers erect; calyx tubular, purplish, 10-veined, 10–15 mm long; petals white, the blade 2-lobed, 3–7 mm long; styles 3, exserted. Capsules ovoid, equaling the calyx, opening by 6 slits. Non-calcareous talus, turf; near or above treeline (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies australe C.L. Hitchc. & Maguire.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumpolar, south to ID and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Non-calcareous talus, turf; near or above treeline (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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