Alpine Hulsea - Hulsea algida
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Numerous collections from Ravalli, SilverBow, Carbon, DeerLodge, Granite, Madison, Beaverhead, Park Counties. Many of these are recent (<20 years old).
Probably currently secure in its high elevation talus/scree habitats.
Taprooted perennial herbs from a branched caudex. Stems simple, erect, 4–30 cm. Herbage glandular, puberulent to villous. Leaves basal and cauline, wide-petiolate; blades narrowly oblanceolate, dentate to shallowly, pinnately lobed, 3–10 cm long. Heads solitary, radiate; involucres hemispheric, 12–23 mm high; phyllaries glandular, villous, narrowly lanceolate, subequal in 2–4 series; receptacle flat, bumpy. Ray flowers female, 30–60, yellow; rays ca. 1 cm long. Disk flowers perfect, yellow, glandular, 5–8 mm long, tubes shorter than the throat; style branches hairy. Pappus of 4 lacerate, hyaline scales. Achenes clavate, 8–11 mm long, strigose (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
Not likely to be confused with any other species in Montana. Hymenoxis grandiflora has larger, prominently notched ray flowers and pectinately divided leaves.
MT, OR, ID, WY, CA and NV (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- 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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- Aho, Ken Andrew. 2006. Alpine and Cliff Ecosystems in the North-Central Rocky Mountains. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 343 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2022. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, Second Edition. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 779 p.
- Saunders, J.K. Jr. 1955. Food habits and range use of the Rocky Mountain goat in the Crazy Mountains, Montana. Journal of Wildlife Management 19(4):429-437.
- Saunders, J.K., Jr. 1954. A two-year investigation of the food habits and range use of the Rocky Mountain goat in the Crazy Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 22 p.