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Little Prince's Pine - Chimaphila menziesii
Other Names:  Little Pipsissewa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

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General Description
Stems to 15 cm., reddish, mostly unbranched. Leaves widest at or below their midlength, bluish-green, apex acute, base rounded. Flowers 1 to 3; pedicels with a persistent orbicular bract; sepals triangular; petals white (pinkish with age); anthers pink. Capsule ca. 5 mm broad (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, WA to MT south to CA, NV, UT and CO (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Heavily shaded, sparsely vegetated under-stories of coniferous forests; montane, subalpine (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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