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Tweedy Snowlover - Chionophila tweedyi


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S4
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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Regional endemic that can be locally common in suitable habitat.
 
General Description
Perennial from a simple or few-branched caudex. Stems erect, simple, 3–30 cm. Herbage glabrous below, glandular-pubescent above. Leaves: the basal petiolate, the blades oblanceolate, 1–4 cm long; cauline leaves opposite, 1 or 2 pairs, lanceolate, sessile, 5–12 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal, secund raceme of 4 to 10 solitary flowers in axils of paired bracts. Flowers: calyx 3–6 mm long with 5 lobes ca. as long as the tube; corolla white and lavender, 9–13 mm long, tubular, bilabiate, the 5 lobes nearly equal; stamens 4; stigma capitate. Capsule ovate, 6–9 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Endemic to southwest MT and adjacent ID (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Granitic soil of open forest, meadows, rock outcrops, most common in whitebark pine or subalpine larch forests; subalpine, alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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