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California Butterwort - Pinguicula macroceras
Other Names:  Pinguicula vulgaris var. macroceras

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S3

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 9

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General Description
Plants fibrous-rooted, scapose. Leaves succulent, short-petiolate; blades1–4 cm long, oblong with inrolled, entire margins; upper surface viscid. Inflorescence a solitary flower terminating an ebracteate peduncle 3–12 cm long. Flowers: calyx 3–5 mm long, the 5 lobes longer than the tube; corolla purple, funnelform, somewhat bilabiate, 15–25 mm long, the spur 7–11 mm long. Capsule globose, ca. 4 mm high (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety macroceras (Link.) Herder.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In Flathead and Glacier counties. Circumboreal south to CA, MT, MI and NY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 12

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Habitat
Wet soil of fens, ledges, along streams; subalpine, rarely alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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