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Apetalous Catchfly - Silene uralensis
Other Names:  Lychnis apetala

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Viscid, glandular-pubescent perennial from a simple or branched caudex. Stems simple, 20–60 cm. Leaves all cauline, oblanceolate to lanceolate, 6–7 cm long, short-petiolate below. Inflorescence a few- to many-flowered, leafy, compound cyme. Flowers: calyx campanulate, 10-veined, 15–20 mm long; petals greenish-white, barely longer than the calyx, the blade ca. 2 mm long, shallowly bilobed, with 4 appendages; styles 3. Capsules ellipsoid, equaling the calyx, opening by 6 slits (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 8

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Apetalous Catchfly — Silene uralensis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from