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Crimped Stitchwort - Stellaria crispa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Mostly glabrous perennial forming loose mats from slender rhizomes. Stems to 30 cm long, trailing to ascending. Leaves ovate, 5–20 mm long with wavy margins. Inflorescence axillary, of 1 to 2 stalked flowers. Flowers: sepals 2–4 mm long, lanceolate with pointed tips and 1 to 3 prominent veins; petals minute or absent; stamens less than or equal to 10. Capsule 3–6 mm long, opening by 6 slits (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

Habitat
Wet rock outcrops, thickets, forest, especially along streams; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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