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Red-stemmed Saxifrage - Micranthes lyallii
Other Names:  Saxifraga lyallii


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Glabrous, rhizomatous perennial sometimes forming loose mats. Stems solitary, scapose, erect, 5–15 cm. Leaves all basal, petiolate; the blade obovate to fan-shaped, 1–3 cm long, deeply dentate on the upper half. Inflorescence few-flowered, racemose to paniculate. Flowers: calyx reddish saucer-shaped with reflexed lobes 1–3 mm long; hypanthium absent; petals white with 2 green, basal spots, elliptic, 2–4 mm long; ovary superior. Capsule 5–8 mm long, follicle-like (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK south to WA, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 15

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Habitat
Wet soil of gravelly meadows, wet ledges, rock slides, especially along streams; upper subalpine, alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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