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Peak Saxifrage - Micranthes nidifica
Other Names:  Saxifraga integrifolia var. columbiana, Saxifraga integrifolia var. leptopetala, Saxifraga nidifica


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4

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C-value: 4

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General Description
Perennial from a simple rootstock, sometimes with bulblets among roots. Stems solitary, scapose, erect, 7–30 cm, glandular-hairy. Leaves all basal, glabrous, petiolate; the blade ovate, 2–6 cm long, entire to weakly dentate. Inflorescence glandular, paniculate, open or congested. Flowers: calyx cup-shaped with lobes 1–2 mm long, sometimes purple-tinged; hypanthium 1–2 mm long; petals obovate, white, 1–2 mm long; ovary inferior at anthesis but ca. 1/2 superior at maturity. Capsule 2–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

Habitat
Vernally moist soil of grasslands; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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