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Parsnip-flower Buckwheat - Eriogonum heracleoides


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Mat-forming perennial from a woody, branched caudex. Flowering stems ascending to erect, 15–40 cm. Leaves: basal blades tomentose, less so upward, linear to oblanceolate, 15–50 mm long. Inflorescence a compound, umbellate cyme usually subtended by a whorl of leaf-like bracts at mid-stem as well as at the base of the inflorescence; involucres tomentose, 3–5 mm long with 6 to 12 reflexed lobes. Flowers 4–8 mm long, white to ochroleucus, campanulate with a long, tubular base; tepals glabrous or sparsely long-hairy, similar in shape; stamens exserted. Achenes 3–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Grasslands, sagebrush steppe, occasionally open forest; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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