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Western Tansymustard - Descurainia pinnata var. brachycarpa

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
See species description.

Diagnostic Characteristics
Lesica (2012) separates this variety from others based on its glandular stems.

Range Comments
Widespread across most of North America (Kartesz 2009).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 58

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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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • 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.
    • Mackie, R.J. 1965. Range ecology and relationships of mule deer, elk, and cattle in the Missouri River breaks. Ph.D Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 229 p.
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