Spreading Globeflower - Trollius albiflorus
Trollius laxus var. albiflorus
(see State Rank Reason below)
MNPS Threat Rank
State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Common in suitable habitat of the mountains of western and central Montana.
- Details on Status Ranking and Review
Score0 - Large: Generally >100,000 individuals.
Score0 - Widespread species within Montana (occurs in 5% or more of the state or generally occurring in 6 or more sub-basins.) as well as outside of Montana.
Area of Occupancy
Score0 - High: Occurs in >25 Subwatersheds (6th Code HUC’s).
Score1 - Moderate: Species is restricted to a specific habitat that is more widely distributed or to several restricted habitats and is typically dependent upon relatively unaltered, good-quality habitat (C Values of 5-7).
Score0-1 - Stable to Minor Declines:
CommentTrends unknown, though populations are likely stable or experiencing only minor declines.
Score0-1 - Low to Medium.
Score0 - Low Vulnerability: Species does not have any unusual or specific life history or biological attributes or limted reproductive potential which makes it susceptible to extirpation from stochastic events or other adverse impacts to its habitat and thus slow to recover.
Raw Conservation Status Score
1 to 3 total points scored out of a possible 19.
Perennial with fibrous roots. Stems erect, 5–50 cm high, expanding with maturity. Leaves petiolate, the blades broadly cordate, 3–7 cm wide, deeply palmately divided into ca. 5 toothed or lobed, ovate segments. Flowers solitary; sepals 5 to 7, petal-like, white, 1–2 cm long; petals inconspicuous, stamen-like; stamens many; pistils 10 to 20. Fruit a hemispheric cluster of cylindrical several-seeded follicles 8–15 mm high, opening at the top (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC to AB south to WA, ID, CO and UT (Lesica 2012 and Parfitt 1997 in FNA).
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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Wet meadows, stream banks, often near melting snow; subalpine, lower alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.