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Much-branded Birds-beak - Cordylanthus ramosus

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Annual. Stems erect, 8–20 cm, usually branched. Herbage puberulent. Leaves all cauline, alternate, 1–5 cm long, linear, entire or with a pair of linear lobes. Inflorescence: of 2 to 5 flowers, terminal, head-like, bracteate spikes; flower bracts of 2 kinds: outer leaf-like, linear; inner bracts green, as long as the calyx. Flowers: calyx 10–18 mm long, green, bract-like with short apical lobes; the calyx and opposing bract appearing to form a deeply divided bilabiate calyx; corolla 11–20 mm long, tubular, bilabiate, 2 lips ca. equal, nearly unlobed, galea whitish; lower lip purplish; stamens 4, anthers 2-celled. Capsule asymmetrical, 7–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Beaverhead and Madison counties. OR to MT, south to CA, NV, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Sagebrush grassland in the valley and foothill zones.

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