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Arctic Bell-heather - Cassiope tetragona


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Very similar to C. mertensiana in most respects. Leaves 3–5 mm long with a prominent medial groove on their dorsal surface, widening toward the base dividing it into 2 small, ear-like lobes; leaf margin and groove copiously, finely ciliate (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies saximontana (Small) C.L.Hitchc.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to WA, MT and QC (Stickney in 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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