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Mt. Hood Pussy-paws - Cistanthe umbellata
Other Names:  Spraguea umbellata


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

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Widespread but never (?) common where it occurs. Grows well on disturbed ground, as along trails and edges of parking lots.
 
General Description
Taprooted perennial with a branched caudex, sometimes mat-forming. Stems ascending, 1–7 cm, leafless, 1 per rosette. Leaves all basal, petiolate; the blades oblanceolate to spatulate, 5–20 mm long. Inflorescence hemispheric, umbellate, densely flowered, 1–3 cm across. Flowers: petals 4, white, unequal, 3–5 mm long; sepals 2, sometimes pinkish, orbiculate persistent, scarious, 3–8 mm long, becoming larger in fruit; stamens 3; style exserted (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT from Bitterroot Valley east to Stillwater and Carbon counties; BC to CA, east to UT and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Sandy or gravelly, sparsely vegetated, granitic soil of fellfields, scree slopes; subalpine to alpine, rarely lower (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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