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Violet Suksdorfia - Suksdorfia violacea


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S3S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
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).
 
General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
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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