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White Marsh-marigold - Caltha leptosepala


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Herbaceous perennials from a simple caudex. Stems to 15 cm in flower, expanding in fruit. Leaves mainly basal, fleshy, alternate, simple, petiolate; blades 2–8 cm long, narrowly cordate-ovate, crenate. Flowers 1 to 2, dish-shaped; sepals 7 to 10, white, often tinged with blue outside, 7–20 mm long; petals absent; stamens 10 or more, pistils 5 or more. Fruit 4 to 15 aggregated, ascending, many-seeded follicles, 1–2 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 17

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Habitat
Wet soil of stream banks, meadows where snow melt accumulates; lower subalpine to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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