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Chives - Allium schoenoprasum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Bulbs lanceoloid, clustered on a short rhizome; outer coat membranous with persistent parallel veins. Scapes terete, hollow, 15–70 cm. Leaves 2 to 5, terete, hollow, 1–7 mm wide, persistent. Umbel congested with 15 to 50 flowers; pedicels 2–10 mm long; bracts 2, ovate to suborbicular, apiculate. Flowers pink to rose; tepals 8–12 mm long; ovary crestless; stamens included. Seed surface minutely roughened (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to OR, CO, MN and NY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 21

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Habitat
Wet meadows, especially along streams, lakes; valleys to lower alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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