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Dropseed Rockcress - Boechera pendulocarpa
Other Names:  Arabis holboellii var. pendulocarpa

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
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General Description
Perennial from a simple or branched caudex. Stems 3–25 cm, terminal. Basal leaves oblanceolate, 5–17 mm long with entire margins. Stem leaves lanceolate, not auriculate. Vestiture of dense, fine, branched hairs. Petals white to purple, 4–8 mm long. Fruits pendulous, straight to slightly curved, 2–5 cm × 1.5–2 mm; seeds narrowly wing-margined, in 1 row per locule (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
BC, MT 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: 2

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Habitat
Stony soil of grasslands, steppe, rock outcrops; valleys, montane (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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    • Aho, Ken Andrew. 2006. Alpine and Cliff Ecosystems in the North-Central Rocky Mountains. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 343 p.
    • Rundquist, V.M. 1973. Avian ecology on stock ponds in two vegetational types in north-central Montana. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 112 p.
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