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Heart-leaf Springbeauty - Claytonia cordifolia
Other Names:  Montia cordifolia


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5
* (see State Rank Reason below)

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

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Very numerous collections, many of the recent, from the Beaverheads and other sites in NW MT.
 
General Description
Finely rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, 5–30 cm. Basal leaf blades cordate to truncate-ovate, 1–7 cm long. Stem leaves ovate, 1–5 cm long. Inflorescence ebracteate with spreading or recurved pedicels 5–20 mm long. Flowers: sepals 2–4 mm long; petals white, 8–12 mm long. Capsule as long as sepals with 3 to 6 seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT occurring in the western tier of counties plus Flathead County; BC south to CA, NV, and UT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 7

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Habitat
Moist spruce or red cedar forests, avalanche slopes, often along streams, seeps; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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