Violet Suksdorfia - Suksdorfia violacea
(see State Rank Reason below)
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Numerous collections at MONTU from Sanders, Flathead, Glacier, Lincoln, Lewis & Clark, Ravalli, Missoula counties.
Most populations are small. Grows in low-elevation habitats, often in habitats that are not secure, such as on rock faces along trails. Many of the collections at MONTU are old (>20 years).
Stems weak, prostrate to ascending, 10–30 cm. Leaves 5- to 7-lobed; basal leaves 1–3 cm wide; upper leaves with lobed stipules. Flowers: sepals linear-lanceolate, 1–3 mm long; petals violet (white), 5–9 mm long, nearly erect. Capsule 4–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC, AB south to OR, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Moist to wet cliffs, rock slides, often in moss; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.