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Miner's-lettuce - Claytonia perfoliata
Other Names:  Montia perfoliata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Taprooted annuals. Stems ascending, 3–20 cm. Basal leaf blades ovate to rhombic, 1–7 cm long. Stem leaves perfoliate, forming a disk. Inflorescence single-bracteate with spreading pedicels to 5 mm long. Flowers: sepals 1–4 mm long; petals white, 2–5 mm long. Capsule as long as sepals with ca. 3 seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety parviflora.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In Gallatin and Sanders counties; BC and ND south to CA, UT and AZ (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 13

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Habitat
Vernally moist, sparsely vegetated soil along roads (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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