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Bastard Toadflax - Comandra umbellata
Other Names:  Comandra pallida


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Stems erect, simple, 10–25 cm, usually clustered. Leaves sessile, thick, glaucous, lanceolate, 1–3 cm long. Inflorescence a hemispheric cyme, terminal and from uppermost leaf axils. Flowers perfect; hypanthium green, 2–3 mm long; sepals lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, puberulent on the inner surface. Fruit a drupe, green becoming blue to brown, 4–8 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety pallida (A. DC.) M.E. Jones.

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 156

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Habitat
Grasslands, sagebrush steppe; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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