Pygmy-flower Rock-jasmine - Androsace septentrionalis
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Common throughout at least western and southcentral counties. Grows in disturbed as well as pristine sites and in a wide variety of habitats.
Glabrous to glandular-puberulent annual. Scapes several, 2–12 cm. Leaves lanceolate, 5–25 mm long, entire to dentate. Umbel several-flowered; pedicels 3–50 mm long, subtended by linear-lanceolate bracts. Flowers: corolla white, 1–3 mm across, exserted beyond the calyx; calyx 3–4 mm long, turbinate, keeled into the lobes. Capsules 2–3 mm across (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Circumboreal south to CA, AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Sparsely vegetated soil of grasslands, meadows, steppe, open forest, rocky slopes; plains, valleys to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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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.