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Spider Saxifrage - Saxifraga flagellaris

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Biennial or short-lived perennial with tentacle-like stolons. Stems solitary, erect, 1–10 cm, glandular. Leaves basal and cauline, reduced upwards, oblanceolate, ciliate, 5–15 mm long, entire. Inflorescence glandular, of 1 to 3 flowers. Flowers: calyx campanulate with lobes 2–4 mm long; hypanthium 1–2 mm long; petals yellow with brown veins, 4–7 mm long, oblanceolate; ovary <½ inferior. Capsule 6–9 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Circumpolar, south sporadically to UT and AZ (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Moist turf, fellfields, scree, often in sparsely vegetated soil under boulders; alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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