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Rocky Mountain Beeplant - Cleome serrulata
Other Names:  Peritoma serrulata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Stems simple or branched, 15–80 cm. Leaves 3-foliolate; the leaflets 2–5 cm long. Flowers pink or purple, rarely white; calyx 2–3 mm long; petals 5–12 mm long; stamens 2 to 3 times as long as petals. Fruit broadly linear, 2–6 cm long; the stipe 11–23 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA to SK south to CA, AZ, NM; introduced in eastern N. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Sparsely-vegetated, often saline, sandy to clayey soil of grasslands, steppe, moist meadows, roadsides; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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