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Creeping Sibbaldia - Sibbaldia procumbens


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

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

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General Description
Low, mat-forming, perennial herb from a branched caudex. Stems trailing to ascending, 2–12 cm. Leaves petiolate, stipulate, sparsely strigose; leaflets 3, oblong, 5–20 mm long with blunt, 3-toothed tips. Inflorescence a compact, bracteate, strigose cyme of 2–15 flowers. Flowers perfect, perigynous; hypanthium saucer-shaped; sepals 5, ovate, 2–5 mm long; bracteoles narrower, shorter; petals 5, light yellow, 1–2 mm long, shorter than the sepals; stamens 5; pistils 5 to 15. Fruit an achene ca. 1.5 mm long; style lateral (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumpolar south to CA, UT, CO and NH (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 30

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated sometimes disturbed soil of meadows, turf, often under krummholz or where snow accumulates; upper subalpine, alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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