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Curveseed Butterwort - Ranunculus testiculatus
Other Names:  Ceratocephala testiculata

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Stems erect, 2–8 cm with villous, entirely basal leaves. Leaf blades 5–15 mm long, oblong to spatulate, divided into 3 to 7 linear lobes. Flowers solitary; petals quickly falling, 3–6 mm long, as long as the hairy sepals. Achenes 1–2 mm long, short-hairy with a blade-like beak ca. 3 mm long; heads cylindric, bristly, to 20 mm long. Disturbed soil of grasslands, along roads; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
BC to MB, south to CA, NM, KS; introduced from Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Disturbed soil of grasslands, along roads; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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