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Oppositeleaf False Bahia - Picradeniopsis oppositifolia
Other Names:  Bahia oppositifolia

Native Species

Global Rank: G5?
State Rank: S4
C-value: 3


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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, 10–20 cm, usually branched. Herbage with minute, sessile glands, densely strigose. Leaves cauline, petiolate, mostly opposite; blades 1–3 cm long, deeply divided into 3(to 5) linear lobes; the basal rarely entire. Inflorescence terminal with 1 to several heads. Heads radiate; involucre hemispheric, 4–6 mm high; phyllaries 5 to 10, ovate, subequal, green with hyaline margins, strigose; receptacle glabrous. Ray flowers 3 to 6, female, yellow; ligules 3–5 mm long. Disk flowers 30 to 60, perfect, orangish, glandular; corolla 2–4 mm long; throat much wider than tube. Pappus of 8 to 10 short, narrowly ovate scales. Achenes glandular, obconic, 3–5 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
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Range Comments
MT to ND south to AZ, NM and TX (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 64

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Habitat
Clayey, often compacted soil of grasslands, steppe, badlands, roadsides; plains (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • 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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Harvey, S.J. 1990. Responses of steppe plants to gradients of water soil texture and disturbance in Montana, U.S.A. Ph.D. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 34 p.
    • Maxwell, B.D. 1984. Changes in an infested plant community after an application of picloram, the effect of glyphosate on bud dormancy, the effect of pulling and the fuel potential of leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.). M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 73 p.
    • Peterson, J.G. 1969. The food habits and summer distribution of juvenile sage grouse in central Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 39 p.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
    • Skinner, K.F. 1995. Plant and grasshopper community composition: indicators & interactions across three spatial scales. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 144 p.
    • Tschache, O.P. 1970. Effects of ecological changes induced by various sagebrush control techniques on small mammal populations. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 51 p.
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