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Rocky Mountain Stitchwort - Stellaria obtusa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Glabrous, mat-forming perennial. Stems prostrate, branched, 1–15 cm. Leaves 4–12 mm long, ovate, sometimes ciliate below. Inflorescence: axillary, solitary flowers. Flowers: sepals glabrous, ovate, 1–2 mm long with obscure veins and blunt tips; petals absent; stamens 10. Capsule 2–4 mm long, opening by 6 slits (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
BC to AB south to CA, UT, and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Moist soil along streams, seeps, montane, lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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