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Mountain-sorrel - Oxyria digyna

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Glabrous taprooted perennial. Stems simple or branched above, 3–35 cm. Leaves basal, long-petiolate with sheathing stipules (ocrea); the blade 1–5 cm wide, nearly orbicular, cordate. Inflorescence a panicle of clusters of short-pedicelate flowers subtended by stipule-like bracts. Flowers: tepals 4, separate, red or green, 1–2 mm long; stamens 6; styles 2. Achenes oval, 3–5 mm wide with broad, winged margins (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 40

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Habitat
Stony, moist to wet soil of moraine, rock outcrops, meadows, talus slopes; upper subalpine and alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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