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Creeping Mitrewort - Mitella caulescens

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Stems 15–35 cm. Leaf blades 2–5 cm wide, suborbicular, shallowly 3- to 5-lobed with dentate margins. Inflorescence of 5 to 20 flowers maturing from the top down. Flowers cup-shaped; calyx 3–4 mm wide; the lobes spreading; petals 3–4 mm long with 3 to 5 pairs of lobes; stamens 5, opposite the sepals. Capsule half exposed above the hypanthium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

Habitat
Wet forest, thickets, often along creeks; valleys to montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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