Northern Blue-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium septentrionale
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Rare in Montana, where it is known from one prairie site in the northeastern corner of the state. Population information and related habitat data from the known location are lacking.
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Stems 10–40 cm. Leaves 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence of 2 to 4 flowers; inner spathe 1–4 cm long; outer spathe 2–6 cm long. Flowers: tepals 8–9 mm long, blue with yellow bases. Capsule globose 3–5 mm high (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Flowering in June.
BC to SK south to WA and MT. Known from Sheridan Co (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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Low prairie zone of prairie wetland margins.
Ecological Systems Associated with this Species
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- Cholewa, A.F., and D.M. Henderson. 1984. Primula alcalina (Primulaceae): a new species from Idaho. Brittonia 36(1): 59-62.
- Heidel, B.L., S.V. Cooper and C. Jean. 2000. Plant species of special concern and plant associations of Sheridan County, Montana. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, Montana. 96 p.
- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Lesica, P., P. Husby, and S. V. Cooper. 1998. Noteworthy collections: Montana. Madrono 45:328-330.