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Great Basin Gilia - Gilia leptomeria
Other Names:  Aliciella leptomeria

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Stems erect, 5–20 cm, branched above. Herbage puberulent, stipitate-glandular on stems. Leaves: basal oblanceolate, 1–5 cm long, coarsely dentate with spinulose teeth; cauline few, reduced. Inflorescence of solitary flowers on ascending to erect pedicels in an open-branched, bracteate cyme. Flowers: calyx ca. 2 mm long; corolla salverform, pink, with a yellow throat, tube ca. 2 mm long; lobes ca. 1 mm long. Capsule ca. 3 mm long with several seeds per locule (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Range Comments
Carbon County; WA to MT south to CA, NM and CO (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 19

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Sandy, sparsely-vegetated soil of sagebrush steppe, streambanks; montane (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
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