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Blue Stickseed - Hackelia micrantha

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4
C-value: 4


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General Description
Perennial, usually from a branched caudex, otherwise similar to H. floribunda. Stems erect, usually simple, 30–80 cm. Herbage hirsute, strigose. Leaves 4–25 cm long. Flowers: calyx 1–1.5 mm long; corolla ca. 2 mm long, 6–9 mm across the limb, blue with yellow or white fornices. Nutlet body 3–5 mm long; marginal prickles distinct; dorsal face with 4 to 8 smaller prickles (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA, UT 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: 35

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Habitat
Meadows, moist grasslands, sagebrush steppe; montane, subalpine (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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    • Ament, R.J. 1995. Pioneer Plant Communities Five Years After the 1988 Yellowstone Fires. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 216 p.
    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
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