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White-stem Frasera - Frasera albicaulis

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Stems erect, 10–40 cm from a branched caudex. Herbage glabrous to puberulent. Leaves: basal erect, linear-oblanceolate, 4–15 cm long; cauline shorter, linear. Inflorescence a compound raceme of several whorls, each subtended by opposite, linear bracts. Flowers white to light purple; sepals 4–6 mm long; corolla lobes ovate, 6–8 mm long, each with 1 gland at the base. Capsule ellipsoid, 10–15 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Montana plants are variety albicaulis.

Species Range

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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 49

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  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • South, P.R. 1957. Food habits and range use of the mule deer in the Scudder Creek area, Beaverhead County, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 34 p.
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