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Rocky Mountain Fringed Gentian - Gentianopsis thermalis
Other Names:  Gentiana detonsa var. unicaulis, Gentianella detonsa var. elegans


Global Rank: G4?Q
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Taprooted annual or biennial, stems glabrous, usually branched. Basal leaves forming a rosette or reduced to one pair, 2-6.5 cm long, obovate-elliptic to spatulate; cauline leaves linear to spatulate. Flowers solitary, terminal, on pedicles up to 30 cm long. Calyx tube 9-14 mm, lobes 8-20 mm long; corolla 25-60 mm long, narrowly funnelform, the lobes 10-35 mm long, lateral margins ciliate to fimbriate or toothed, the apex erose to dentate (adapted from: Welsh, 1993, A Utah Flora, 2nd ed., revised).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Eastern ID and MT south to NV, UT, and NM (Kartesz in prep. 2012).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Sagebrush meadows to mountains, including aspen and spruce-fir communities (Welsh, 1993, A Utah Flora, 2nd ed., revised).

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