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Siberian Springbeauty - Claytonia sibirica
Other Names:  Montia sibirica

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 5

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General Description
Annual to rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect to ascending, 10–30 cm. Basal leaf blades elliptic, 1–7 cm long. Stem leaves broadly ovate, 1–8 cm long. Inflorescence bracteate; pedicels spreading, 1–4 cm long. Flowers: sepals 2–4 mm long; petals white, 6–10 mm long. Capsules as long as sepals with 3 seeds (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range Range Descriptions


Range Comments
In MT from Lincoln to Missoula County; AK south to CA, OR, and ID (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 23

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Wet forest and along streams, seeps; montane, subalpine (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).)

The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans, Bombus ternarius, Bombus pensylvanicus, and Bombus impatiens (Colla and Dumesh 2010, Williams et al. 2014).

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141:39-68.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Williams, P., R. Thorp, L. Richardson, and S. Colla. 2014. Bumble Bees of North America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 208 p.
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