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Tweedy's Plantain - Plantago tweedyi

Native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Perennial. Herbage succulent, glabrous, sparsely pubescent on the scapes, barely wooly on the caudex. Leaf blades lanceolate to oblanceolate, sometimes remotely crenate, 3–13 cm long. Inflorescence: scape 5–20 cm; spikes 2–10 cm long, cylindric; bracts deltoid, glabrous, 1–2 mm long. Flowers: sepals glabrous, 2–3 mm long; corolla lobes 0.5–1 mm long. Capsule 3–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
ID, MT south to AZ, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1

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Grasslands, sagebrush steppe, moist meadows; montane, lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus pensylvanicus (Colla and Dumesh 2010).

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
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    • Joslin, G.J. 1975. Behavior and environmental selection by Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) during surrmer and fall in the First and Second Yellow Mule drainages, Madison County, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University, Bozeman. 65 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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