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Muskflower - Mimulus moschatus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Many known sites from across western Montana.
 
General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems prostrate and ascending, rooting at the nodes, often branched at the base, 3–40 cm. Herbage viscid-villous. Leaves petiolate, blades ovate, serrate, 1–6 cm long. Flowers: calyx 7–11 mm long, teeth acute, subequal; pedicel 1 to 2 times as long as calyx; corolla 12–24 mm long, light to dark yellow, bilabiate, palate bearded, purple-lined. Capsule 3–7 mm long. Wet forest openings, muddy soil of meadows or along streams, ponds; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 10

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Habitat
Wet forest openings, muddy soil of meadows or along streams, ponds; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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