Siberian Springbeauty - Claytonia sibirica
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Annual to rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect to ascending, 10–30 cm. Basal leaf blades elliptic, 1–7 cm long. Stem leaves broadly ovate, 1–8 cm long. Inflorescence bracteate; pedicels spreading, 1–4 cm long. Flowers: sepals 2–4 mm long; petals white, 6–10 mm long. Capsules as long as sepals with 3 seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
In MT from Lincoln to Missoula County; AK south to CA, OR, and ID (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans
, Bombus ternarius
, Bombus pensylvanicus
, and Bombus impatiens
(Colla and Dumesh 2010, Williams et al. 2014).
- 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.
- Williams, P., R. Thorp, L. Richardson, and S. Colla. 2014. Bumble Bees of North America. Princeton, NJ. Princeton University Press.
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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.