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Redstem Springbeauty - Claytonia rubra


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Annuals. Stems ascending, 2–20 cm. Basal leaf blades reddish, ovate to deltoid, 5–20 mm long. Stem leaves sessile, ovate, perfoliate but not fully united into a disk. Inflorescence single-bracted with spreading pedicels to 5 mm long. Flowers: sepals 1–2 mm long; petals white to pink, 2–3 mm long. Capsule as long as sepals with ca. 3 seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
In MT in western counties, extending sporadically east to Powder River county; BC to SD south to CA, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Moist, sparsely vegetated soil of open forest, grasslands, often in shade or along streams; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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