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Wyoming kittentails - Besseya wyomingensis
Other Names:  Wyoming Coraldrops

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Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Stems erect, 5–30 cm, simple. Herbage puberulent. Basal leaf blades 2–7 cm long. Inflorescence 2–10 cm long; bracts lanceolate. Flowers: calyx 2-lobed, 2–4 mm long, densely septate-puberulent, not fully enclosing the ovary; stamens purple, 5–10 mm long. Capsule 3–5 mm long, globose, wider than long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 25

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Habitat
Grasslands, open forest, fellfields, turf at all elevations (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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Citation for data on this website:
Wyoming kittentails — Besseya wyomingensis.  Montana Field Guide.  Montana Natural Heritage Program.  Retrieved on October 25, 2014, from http://FieldGuide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=PDSCR09070
 
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