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Nyctelea - Ellisia nyctelea


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Taprooted annuals. Stems ascending to erect, usually branched, 3–20 cm. Herbage strigose, petioles ciliate. Leaves petiolate; blades 1–6 cm long, deeply pinnately lobed; lobes entire to dentate. Inflorescence: solitary, axillary, pedicellate flowers. Flowers funnelform; pedicels 5–15 mm in flower, calyx hispid, divided to the base, 4–6 mm long; corolla blue, tube 2–4 mm long, lobes 2–3 mm long; stamens included. Capsule 5–6 mm long, hispid, partly enclosed or subtended by the swollen, veiny calyx, 4-seeded (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB to MI, south to NM, TX and LA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 13

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Habitat
Often disturbed and partly shaded soil of grasslands, woodlands, streambanks, talus, roadsides; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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