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Large Fringe-cup - Tellima grandiflora

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3?

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Perennial from a horizontal rootstock. Stems erect, hirsute below, glandular above, 40–70 cm. Leaves basal and cauline, sparsely hairy; lower leaves petiolate; the blades cordate-orbicular, 5- to 7-lobed, dentate, 3–12 cm wide; upper leaves smaller, sessile; Inflorescence a narrow, glandular raceme. Flowers 5-merous, regular, perfect; calyx cup-shaped 6–8 mm long with erect lobes; petals white to reddish, 4–6 mm long with 5 to 7 thread-like lobes at the tip; stamens 10; ovary <1/2 inferior. Fruit a capsule 6–8 mm long; seeds numerous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Known from Flathead and Lincoln counties; AK south to CA, OR, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 6

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Large Fringe-cup — Tellima grandiflora.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from