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Western Virgin's-bower - Clematis ligusticifolia


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Common and widespread in Montana.
 
General Description
Stems limber, 3–6 m long, sometimes covering shrubs and small trees. Leaf blades glabrous, divided into 3 to 7 ovate, lobed leaflets, 2–6 cm long. Inflorescence a several-flowered, bracteate panicle from leaf axils. Flowers unisexual; sepals spreading, white, 5–10 mm long. Achene beaks 2–5 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to MB 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: 11

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Habitat
Grasslands, steppe, open forest; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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Western Virgin's-bower — Clematis ligusticifolia.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from