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Granite Prickly-phlox - Leptodactylon pungens
Other Names:  Linanthus pungens

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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

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General Description
Openly branched subshrub. Stems ascending to erect, 10–30 cm. Herbage: stems glandular-puberulent, the leaves less so. Leaves with axillary fascicles, alternate below, 4–10 mm long, divided to the base into 3 to 9 linear segments. Flowers 5-merous, solitary in upper leaf axils; calyx 6–9 mm long; corolla tube 10–15 mm long; lobes 5–9 mm long. Capsule 3–5 mm long with 5 to 10 seeds per locule (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety pungens.

Species Range
Present
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 53

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Habitat

References
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    • Forcella, F. 1977. Flora, chorology, biomass and productivity of the Pinus albicaulis-Vaccinium scoparium association. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 99 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
    • Semmens, W.J. 1996. Seasonal movements and habitat use of the Highlands/Pioneer Mountains bighorn sheep herd of southwest Montana. M. Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 103 p.
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