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Pyrola-leaved Buckwheat - Eriogonum pyrolifolium

Native Species

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

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General Description
Perennial with a simple or short-branched caudex and a stout taproot. Flowering stems ascending, glabrous to weakly tomentose, 3–15 cm, clothed in old leaf bases below. Leaves basal, long-petiolate; the blade 1–4 cm long, elliptic, white- to brown-tomentose below, nearly glabrous above. Inflorescence loosely capitate, bracts 2, leaf-like; involucres appearing clustered, sparsely glandular and hairy, 4–5 mm long with 4 to 5 erect lobes. Flowers 3–6 mm long, campanulate with a stipe-like base <1 mm long, white to rose; tepals glandular-villous, similar in shape; stamens exserted. Achenes 4–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Ravalli and Mineral counties. BC south to CA, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 7

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Relative Density



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Subalpine and alpine rocky ridges and talus slopes.

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Pyrola-leaved Buckwheat — Eriogonum pyrolifolium.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from