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Dwarf Ipomopsis - Ipomopsis pumila
Other Names:  Gilia pumila

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S4
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Ipomopsis pumila is locally abundant on the south and west sides of the Pryor Mountains in Carbon County.
General Description
Stems erect, 3–20 cm, usually branched below, branches often as high as the main stem. Herbage villous on leaves; stems tomentose. Leaves: all cauline, 1–4 cm long; blades oblong in outline ternately to pinnately lobed; lobes linear, mucronate. Inflorescence few- to many-flowered, congested, axillary cymes. Flowers: calyx 5–6 mm long; corolla funnelform, light blue; tube 6–9 mm long; lobes 1–3 mm long. Capsule enclosed in the calyx, 3–5 mm long with several seeds per locule (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Known from Carbon County; ID, MT south to AZ, NM and TX. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 53

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Open, sandy soil in Artemisia tridentata and Atriplex gardneri shrublands in the valleys and foothills.

As an annual, population sizes may undergo large annual fluctuations and may respond positively to light or moderate levels of disturbance.

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