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Blue Mountain Wild Buckwheat - Eriogonum strictum

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Mat-forming perennial from a loosely-branched, woody caudex. Flowering stems erect to ascending, tomentose, 10–35 cm. Leaves basal, long-petiolate, the blade 5–25 mm long, ovate to orbicular, tomentose. Inflorescence umbellate to loosely capitate cymes; bracts scale-like; involucres tomentose, 3–4 mm long with 5 erect lobes. Flowers 2–3 mm long, white to rose, cup-shaped; tepals glabrous, the outer broader than the inner; stamens not exserted. Achenes 3–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety proliferum (Torr. & A. Gray) C.L. Hitchc.

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Sandy or gravelly soil of sagebrush steppe, grasslands, open forest; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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