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Sea Milkwort - Glaux maritima


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Glabrous, succulent, rhizomatous perennials. Stems ascending to prostrate, 4–20 cm, leafless below. Leaves opposite, 4–10 mm long, sessile, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, entire. Flowers solitary, sessile in leaf axils; calyx campanulate, 3–4 mm long; the spreading lobes as long as the tube, petal-like, pink to white; corolla absent; stamens exserted. Capsules globose, 2–2.5 mm long, opening by 5 valves (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, NM and NE (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 14

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Habitat
Moist, saline or alkaline meadows, often adjacent to ponds, wetlands; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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