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Great Basin Nemophila - Nemophila breviflora

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Taprooted annuals. Stems weak, ascending to erect, simple or branched, angled, 10–30 cm. Herbage strigose; petioles ciliate. Leaves alternate, petiolate; blades ovate in outline, 1–3 cm long, deeply pinnately divided into 5 lanceolate lobes. Inflorescence: solitary, axillary, reflexed-pedicellate flowers. Flowers campanulate; calyx stiff-ciliate, 2–4 mm long, divided to the base with small, deltoid, reflexed appendages between the lobes; corolla lavender, 1–3 mm long, shorter than the calyx, the tube longer than the lobes; stamens and style included. Capsule 1-seeded, partly enclosed by the swollen calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 64

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Habitat
Vernally moist, often disturbed soil in open forest, meadows, thickets; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Ament, R.J. 1995. Pioneer Plant Communities Five Years After the 1988 Yellowstone Fires. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 216 p.
    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
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