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Northern Blue-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium septentrionale

Species of Concern

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S1S2
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank: 3
C-value: 8

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
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.
 
General Description
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).

Phenology
Flowering in June.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to SK south to WA and MT. Known from Sheridan Co (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Low prairie zone of prairie wetland margins.

Ecological Systems Associated with this Species

References
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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.
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