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Smallflower Grass-of-Parnassus - Parnassia parviflora
Other Names:  Parnassia palustris var. parviflora

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5?
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 9

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General Description
Stems mostly solitary, 3–20 cm with a sessile but not clasping, lanceolate to narrowly ovate bract. Leaf blades ovate, 1–3 cm long, tapered to the petiole. Flowers: calyx lobes purple-tinged, 4–7 mm long, 5-veined, often with a few purple, glandular hairs; petals ovate, 4–7 mm long; staminodia oblong with 5 to 7 capitate lobes. Capsule 5–10 mm long. Lesica (2012) treats this at the specific level (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 14

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Habitat
Often calcareous fens, seeps, along streams; montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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