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Sticky Geranium - Geranium viscosissimum

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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

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General Description
Perennial. Stems erect, 15–90 cm. Herbage strigose to villous, glandular, especially in the inflorescence. Leaf blades cordate, orbicular, 5–14 cm wide, deeply cleft into 5or 7 lobed segments. Flowers: sepals 8–12 mm long, bristle-tipped; petals 12–20 mm long, rose to purple; fertile stamens 10. Capsule 25–40 mm long including the style column (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Montana has varieties viscosissimum and incisum (Torr. & A. Gray) N.H. Holmgren.

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
BC to SK south to CA, CO and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 2568

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



Habitat
Grasslands, meadows, woodlands, open forest; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Gross, J.A. 1998. Elk use of various sized cattle exclosures. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 40 p.
    • Guenther, G.E. 1989. Ecological relationships of bitterbrush communities on the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 73 p.
    • Hoffman, T.L. 1996. An ecological investigation of mountain big sagebrush in the Gardiner Basin. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 84 p.
    • Johnson, T. W. 1982. An analysis of pack and saddle stock grazing areas in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. M.Sc.Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 105 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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