Miner's-lettuce - Claytonia perfoliata
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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
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).
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- Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Martinka, R.R. 1970. Structural characteristics and ecological relationships of male blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus (Say)) territories in southwestern Montana. Ph.D Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 73 p.
- Steerey, W. F. 1979. Distribution, range use and population characteristics of Mule Deer associated with the Schafer Creek winter range, Bridger Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 119 p.