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Alpine Saxifrage - Micranthes nivalis
Other Names:  Saxifraga nivalis

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Perennial from a simple rootstock. Stems solitary, scapose, erect, 3–8 cm, glandular-hairy. Leaves petiolate; blade obovate to ovate, 5–12 mm long, dentate toward the tip. Inflorescence few-flowered, glandular, globose-paniculate. Flowers: calyx cup-shaped with lobes 1.5–3 mm long, purplish; hypanthium 1.5–3 mm long; petals obovate, purple, 1–2 mm long; ovary at least 1/2 inferior. Capsule 3–7 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

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