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Common Alpine-lily - Lloydia serotina


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Glabrous perennials from a short, vertical, bulb-like rhizome wrapped in old leaf bases. Stems ascending to erect, 4–12 cm. Leaves few, alternate, linear, 0.5–1 mm wide. Inflorescence usually a solitary, terminal flower. Flowers regular, campanulate; tepals spreading, separate, oblanceolate, 6–10 mm long, white with purplish veins; stamens shorter than tepals; style with 3 short lobes. Fruit an obovoid capsule 6–8 mm long(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety serotina.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to NV, UT and NM (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
Moist turf, meadows, rarely fellfields; upper subalpine, alpine, rarely lower in calcareous soil (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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