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Little-flower Springbeauty - Claytonia parviflora
Other Names:  Montia parviflora

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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

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General Description
Taprooted annuals. Stems ascending, 5–20 cm. Basal leaf blades linear, 1–10 cm long. Stem leaves perfoliate, forming a disk 1–3 cm across. Inflorescence 1-bracted with spreading pedicels to 7 mm long. Flowers: sepals 1–2 mm long; petals white or pink, 2–4 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 Flathead and Sanders counties; BC and MT south to CA and AZ (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Vernally moist, sparsely vegetated soil of open forest, grasslands; montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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