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Northern Stitchwort - Stellaria borealis


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
Glabrous to sparsely hairy, rhizomatous perennial. Stems branched, prostrate to ascending 12–50 cm. Leaves linear to lance-linear, 1–4 cm long. Inflorescence a terminal, few-flowered, leafy cyme or solitary and axillary. Flowers: sepals lanceolate to ovate, 2–4 mm long, obscurely 1–3-veined; petals 1–3 mm long or absent; stamens 5. Capsule 3–6 mm long, opening by 3 slits (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Moist meadows, forests and margins of streams, wetlands; montane to rarely lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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