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Dwarf Waterleaf - Hydrophyllum capitatum


Global Rank: G4?
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Fibrous-rooted perennials. Stems ascending to erect, 5–25 cm. Herbage sparsely hirsute or strigose. Leaves long-petiolate; blades 3–10 cm long, pinnately divided into 7 to 11 sessile, ovate, simple or lobed leaflets. Inflorescence a densely-branched, capitate, cyme, shorter than the subtending leaf. Flowers campanulate; calyx hirsute, lobed to near the base, 4–6 mm long; corolla light blue, 7–10 mm long, tube shorter than the lobes, ciliate at points of filament attachment; stamens and style exserted. Capsule with 1 to 3 seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety capitatum.

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 54

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Habitat
Vernally moist, sometimes disturbed soil or talus in open forest, woodlands, grasslands, meadows, thickets; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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