Springbeauty - Claytonia lanceolata
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Perennial from a globose corm, 5–40 mm across. Stems erect, 5–20 cm Basal leaf blades mostly 1 to 2, lanceolate, to 15 cm long, absent at flowering. Stem leaves broadly lanceolate to ovate, 2–7 cm long. Inflorescence single-bracteate below with spreading pedicels 1–3 cm long. Flowers: sepals 2–6 mm long; petals white with pink lines, 5–14 mm long. Capsule as long or longer than sepals with 3 to 6 seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
In the western half of MT; BC to SK south to CA and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Vernally moist soil of grasslands, steppe, meadows, woodlands, thickets, open forest, avalanche slopes; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Conrad, C.C. 1979. Characteristics of Pocket Gopher populations in relation to selected environmental factors in Pelican Valley, Yellowstone National Park. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 79 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Martin, S.A. 1985. Ecology of the Rock Creek bighorn sheep herd, Beartooth Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 152 p.
- Martinka, R.R. 1970. Structural characteristics and ecological relationships of male blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus (Say)) territories in southwestern Montana. Ph.D Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 73 p.
- Mealey, S.P. 1975. The natural food habits of free ranging grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park, 1973-1974. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 158 p.
- Roe, L.S. 1992. Update to the status review of Claytonia lanceolata var. Flava, USDA Forest Service, Region 1, Gallatin National Forest. Unpublished report. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 65 pp.
- Shelly, J. S., P. Lesica, P.G. Wolf, P.S. Soltis, and D.E. Soltis 1998. Systematic Studies and Conservation Status of Claytonia Lanceolata Var Flava (Portalucaceae). Madrono 45(1): 64-74.
- Shelly, J.S. 1989. Update to the Report On the Conservation Status of Claytonia Lanceolata Var. Flava, a Candidate Threatened Taxon. Unpublished Report to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, Mt. 39 Pp.
- Steerey, W. F. 1979. Distribution, range use and population characteristics of Mule Deer associated with the Schafer Creek winter range, Bridger Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 119 p.