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Slender Buckwheat - Eriogonum microthecum

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3?

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General Description
Perennial subshrub with woody stems and a branched caudex. Flowering stems ascending, 10–40 cm. Leaves all cauline; the blade linear to narrowly obovate, 1–3 cm long, tomentose, densely below, less so above, margins often rolled under. Inflorescence an open cyme, often flat-topped; bracts scale-like; involucres glabrate to sparsely tomentose, 5-lobed, 2–3 mm long. Flowers 2–4 mm long, white or yellowish, cup-shaped; tepals glabrous, similar in shape; stamens exserted. Achenes 2–3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA to MT, south to CA, AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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