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One-flower Kelseya - Kelseya uniflora


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Shrubs forming large, solid cushions to 80 cm across. Stems intricately branched, crowded, prostrate, clothed in old leaves; erect shoots 1–2 cm. Leaves cauline, crowded, overlapping, exstipulate, sessile, obovate, sericeous, 2–4 mm long, entire. Inflorescence a solitary, terminal flower. Flowers perfect, perigynous, 5-merous; hypanthium campanulate, deep pink; sepals ca.2 mm long; petals deep pink, 2–3 mm long; stamens ca. 10; styles 3 to 5. Fruit 1-seeded, ellipsoid follicles that open completely, ca. 3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Endemic to MT, adjacent WY and ID (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Crevices of vertical limestone cliffs; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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