Western Mountain kittentails - Synthyris missurica
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Uncommon in Montana and restricted in distribution to the Bitterroot Mtns. Population sizes are poorly documented and associated information on trends and threats are also lacking.
Herbage glabrous. Leaf blades orbicular-cordate, 2–6 cm wide, shallowly lobed, crenate. Inflorescence: scape 6–20 cm long, longer than the leaves. Flowers: calyx 1–3 mm long; corolla 3–7 mm long, lobes longer than the tube. Capsule 3–6 mm long, pubescent (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Flowering late May to early July.
On hills adjoining Colombia River Gorge through Cascade Range, Washington and Oregon; northeastern Washington and northern Idaho south to Modoc County, northeastern California and south central Idaho.
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Open forests and rocky ridges in the montane and subalpine zones.
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.