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Springbeauty - Claytonia lanceolata

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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

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General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
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).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 201

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Habitat
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).

References
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    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 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 Unpublished report.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 Unpublished Report to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver.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.
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