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Tolmie Saxifrage - Saxifraga tolmiei

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

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

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General Description
Forming small mats with short, sterile stems from a branched caudex. Stems prostrate to ascending, densely leafy at the base; fertile stems 2–6 cm, glabrous. Leaves glabrous, succulent, ciliate, spatulate, 3–7 mm long. Inflorescence of 1 to 3 flowers. Flowers: calyx saucer-shaped with lobes spreading, 2–3 mm long, glabrous; hypanthium <0.5 mm long; petals oblong, 3–5 mm long, white; ovary slightly inferior. Capsule 5–9 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Known from Missoula and Ravalli counties; BC to MT south to CA, NV and ID (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Open, moist, gravelly soil of slopes and rock ledges in the alpine and subalpine zones.

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