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Alpine Sheep Sorrel - Rumex paucifolius


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Glabrous, dioecious perennial. Stems erect, simple 10–60 cm from a simple or branched caudex. Leaves mostly basal; the blades linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 2–10 cm long. Inflorescence a narrow panicle of erect or ascending, spike-like branches. Flowers unisexual, reddish; outer tepals 1–2 mm long. Fruit 2–4 mm long; inner tepals orbicular, cordate-based without callosities. Achenes brown, 1–2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB 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: 3

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Habitat
Moist grasslands, meadows, steppe, open forest; valleys to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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