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Felwort - Swertia perennis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Glabrous perennial with short rhizomes and fibrous roots. Stems ascending to erect, simple, 5–40 cm. Leaves oblanceolate; basal petiolate, 2–25 cm long; cauline sessile, 1–15 mm long. Inflorescence of few-flowered axillary cymes. Flowers 5-merous, rotate; pedicels 1–5 cm long; calyx 4–8 mm long, divided to near the base, the lobes lanceolate; corolla blue to violet, divided to near the base; petals 8–12 mm long, each with 2 dark, fimbriate glands at the base; style short; stigma 2-lobed. Capsule ovoid, 10–13 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal, south to CA, NV, UT and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 15

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Habitat
Wet, usually non-calcareous soil of meadows, fens, thickets, often along streams, around ponds; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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