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Nuttall's Linanthus - Linanthastrum nuttallii
Other Names:  Linanthus nuttallii, Leptosiphon nuttallii

Potential Species of Concern

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

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

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Reported as locally common in the Bitterroot Mountains by Lesica & Shelly (1991).
 
General Description
Taprooted perennial from a woody, branched crown. Stems ascending to erect, usually simple, 5–20 cm. Herbage glabrate, puberulent on the stems. Leaves sessile, opposite, 10–15 mm long, deeply palmately lobed into 5 to 9 linear, mucronate segments, often with axillary fascicles. Inflorescence terminal, compact, leafy-bracted cymes. Flowers 5-merous; calyx 6–7 mm long, puberulent, tube green throughout but with a hyaline membrane between the lobes; corolla white, salverform, tube 6–7 mm long, puberulent, lobes 3–5 mm long. Capsules 4–6 mm long, usually with 1 seed per locule (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Ravalli County; WA to MT south to CA, AZ, NM, CO and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
Open soil in grasslands and on rock outcrops in the montane zone.

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