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Northern Stitchwort - Stellaria calycantha
Other Names:  Stellaria simcoei


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems glabrous to pilose, trailing to ascending, to 20 cm. Leaves glabrous, narrowly ovate, 8–20 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal, few-flowered, leafy cyme. Flowers: sepals ovate, 2–3 mm long; petals 1 mm long or absent; stamens 5. Capsule 3–5 mm long, opening by 3 slits (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Wet turf, cliffs; subalpine, alpine, rarely lower along margins of wetlands(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Northern Stitchwort — Stellaria calycantha.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from