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Tufted Saxifrage - Saxifraga cespitosa
Other Names:  Saxifraga caespitosa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Forming small cushions from a branched caudex clothed in old leaves. Stems ascending, glandular, 1–10 cm. Leaves cauline and mostly basal, glabrous to pubescent, narrowly oblong, 3–15 mm long, 3-lobed with an indistinct petiole. Inflorescence a few-flowered, glandular cyme. Flowers: calyx campanulate with lobes 1–2 mm long; hypanthium ca. 2 mm long; petals white or rarely purple, oblanceolate, 3–5 mm long; ovary inferior. Capsule 4–7 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 7

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Habitat
Dry to moist sparsely vegetated soil of rock slides, boulder fields, crevices, turf; alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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