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Northern Desert-gold - Linanthus septentrionalis
Other Names:  Leptosiphon septentrionalis, Linanthus harknessii var. septentrionalis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Stems thin, 2–25 cm, sometimes branched above. Herbage glabrous, puberulent on stems. Leaves sessile, 3–15 mm long, palmately divided to the base into 3 to 7 linear lobes. Inflorescence of flowers paired in upper leaf axils; pedicels 4–20 mm long. Flowers 5-merous; calyx 2–3 mm long with hyaline intercostal membranes; corolla white, campanulate, 1.5–2 times as long as the calyx, tube ca. 2 mm long, lobes ca. 2 mm long; stamens, equally inserted at the top of the tube among a line of short hairs, well exserted. Capsule with 2 to 8 seeds per locule, 2–3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA, NV, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 14

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Habitat
Vernally moist, often shallow soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, forest openings, talus, rock outcrops, wetland margins; plains, valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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