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Matte Saxifrage - Saxifraga bronchialis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Mat-forming with a branched caudex clothed in old leaves. Stems prostrate to ascending, densely leafy; fertile stems 4–15 cm, sparsely glandular-hairy. Leaves basal and cauline, needle-like, ciliate, 5–10 mm long, spine-tipped. Inflorescence an open, glandular-hairy panicle. Flowers: calyx saucer-shaped with lobes 1–2 mm long; hypanthium 1 mm or less long; petals oblong, 4–8 mm long, white, purple-spotted; ovary mostly superior. Capsule 3–8 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are susbspecies austromontana (Wiegand) Piper.

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 27

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Habitat
Talus slopes, rock crevices and in gravelly soil of dry meadows, turf, often along streams; valleys to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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