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Ballhead Ipomopsis - Ipomopsis congesta
Other Names:  Gilia congesta


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Perennial with a woody, branched (rarely simple) caudex. Stems simple, prostrate to erect, 4–20 cm. Herbage tomentose to glabrous. Leaves 5–60 mm long, simple or, pinnately lobed into linear segments. Inflorescence terminal and axillary, capitate, minutely-bracteate cymes. Flowers: calyx 3–5 mm long; corolla white, salverform; tube 3–5 mm long barely greater than the calyx; lobes 1–3 mm long; stamens exserted; filaments longer than the anthers. Capsule 2–4 mm long with 1 or 2 seeds per locule (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Plants in MT are subspecies congesta, crebrifolia (Nutt.) A.G. Day, and pseudotypica (Constance & Rollins) A.G. Day.

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 7

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Habitat
Sandy or clay soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, badlands, pine woodlands; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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