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Dwarf Snapdragon - Chaenorhinum minus

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Annual. Stems ascending to erect, branched, 5–30 cm. Herbage glandular-pubescent. Leaves cauline, short-petiolate, opposite below, alternate above; blades oblanceolate, 1–3 cm long. Inflorescence of pedicellate flowers solitary in leaf axils. Flowers: calyx 3–5 mm long, divided to the base into 5 oblanceolate lobes; corolla 7–8 mm long including the ca. 2 mm backward-pointing spur, bilabiate, upper lip blue, straight, lower lip yellow with 3 spreading lobes and a raised base (palate); stamens 4; style capitate. Capsule globose, 4–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced to much of northern U.S. and adjacent Canada; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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