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Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus - Parnassia fimbriata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Very numerous collections from a wide area of the state. Somewhat disturbance-tolerant.
 
General Description
Stems 1 to several, 8–50 cm with 1 sessile, clasping, ovate, leaf-like bract. Leaf blades orbicular to reniform, 1–6 cm broad, deeply cordate. Flowers: calyx lobes 4–7 mm long, 5-veined; petals 7–15 mm long, fringed below the middle; staminodia obovate, lobed. Capsule 7–11 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to AB south to CA and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 64

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Habitat
Wet meadows, avalanche slopes, along streams, seeps; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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