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Summer Adonis - Adonis aestivalis

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Glabrous annual. Stems 20–60 cm. Leaves basal and cauline, ovate in outline, 2 to 3 times pinnately dissected into linear, ultimate segments. Flowers pedicellate, solitary from leaf axils, regular; sepals 5 greenish, 5–10 mm long; petals 6 to 8, orange, 10–17 mm long with a dark, basal spot; stamens and pistils numerous. Fruit a beaked, wrinkled, glabrous achene, 4–6 mm long borne in a cylindical head 2–3 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
A garden escape introduced to Granite and Powell counties and ID south to CA, UT; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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