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Bristly Mousetail - Myosurus apetalus
Other Names:  Myosurus aristatus

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Scapes 1–5 cm. Leaf blades linear to oblanceolate, 9–30 mm. Flowers with scarious-margined sepals ca. 2 mm long. Achenes 1–2 mm long with a beak 0.6–1.2 mm long, in a cluster 5–16 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are varieties borealis Whittemore or montanus (G.R. Campb.) Whittemore.

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

Habitat

References
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    • King, C. R. 1953. The Ranunculaceae of Montana. M.S. Thesis, Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 82 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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