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Mountain-lover or Oregon Boxleaf - Paxistima myrsinites
Other Names:  Pachystima myrsinites


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Glabrous, evergreen shrub. Stems prostrate to ascending, 20–60 cm. Leaves short-petiolate, opposite; blades shiny, deep green, narrowly elliptic to obovate, serrulate, 1–4 cm long; stipules minute. Inflorescence few-flowered axillary cymes. Flowers perfect, 4-merous; sepals ca. 1 mm long; petals maroon, elliptic, 1–2 mm long; stamens 4. Fruit a dry, ovoid capsule, 3–6 mm long; seeds 1 or 2 enclosed in a white aril (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 49

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