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Mountain Snowberry - Symphoricarpos oreophilus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Stems spreading to erect, highly branched, 30–150 cm; twigs glabrous to puberulent. Leaves narrowly elliptic to ovate, 1–3 cm long, pubescent beneath. Flowers: corolla tubular-campanulate, 5–10 mm long, lobes <1/2 as long as the tube; style glabrous, 2–4 mm long; stamens barely included. Berry 7–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety utahensis (Rydb.) A. Nelson.

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 41

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Habitat
Dry, open forest, grasslands, sagebrush steppe, talus; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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