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Pacific Mitrewort - Mitella trifida


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Stems 12–40 cm. Leaf blades 2–6 cm wide, broadly ovate to suborbicular, shallowly 5 to 7-lobed with crenate margins. Inflorescence of 6 to 15 flowers maturing upward. Flowers cup-shaped; calyx 2–3 mm wide; the lobes erect, white to purple-tinged with a few glandular hairs; petals often purplish, 1–3 mm long with 3 oblanceolate 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
Southeastern AK to MT, UT, CO and NM (Kartesz in prep. 2012).

Habitat
Moist forests, thickets, meadows; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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