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False Saxifrage - Telesonix heucheriformis
Other Names:  Telesonix jamesii var. heucheriformis, Boykinia heucheriformis, Boykinia major var. heucheriformis


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Perennial from a branched caudex covered in old leaf bases. Stems simple, erect to ascending, 4–20 cm. Leaves petiolate, basal and cauline; the blade cordate-orbicular to reniform with shallowly lobed to crenate margins, 1–5 cm wide, pubescent. Inflorescence a leafy-bracteate, glandular panicle. Flowers 5-merous, regular, perfect; sepals erect, 3–5 mm long; petals clawed, the blade obovate, purple (white), 3–5 mm long; stamens 10; ovary partly to wholly inferior; hypanthium campanulate, 4–8 mm long; styles 2. Fruit a capsule with 2 beaks, 6–10 mm long; seeds numerous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety heucheriformis (Rydb.) Bacig.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB south to UT, CO and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 7

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Habitat
Cool, moist cliffs, rock slides, more frequent on limestone; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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