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Bitterroot Draba - Draba daviesiae
Other Names:  Draba apiculata var. daviesiae

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Species of Concern
Native Species

Global Rank: G3
State Rank: S3
(see State Rank Reason below)
State Threat Score: No Known Threats
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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
A Montana endemic, known from several occurrences in alpine areas of the Bitterroot Mountains. Overall abundance and distribution are still poorly known though the high elevation habitat would likely limit most potential impacts.
  • Details on Status Ranking and Review
    Bitterroot Draba (Draba daviesiae) Conservation Status Review
    Review Date = 03/28/2013
    View State Conservation Rank Criteria
    Population Size

    Score2 - Small: Generally 2,000-10,000 individuals.

    Range Extent

    Score3 - Local Endemic or Very Small Montana Range: Generally restricted to an area <10,000 sq. miles (equivalent to the combined area of Phillips and Valley Counties) or <6 Sub-basins (4th code watersheds) Range-wide OR limited to one Sub-basin in Montana

    Area of Occupancy

    Score2 - Low: Generally occurring in 4-10 Subwatersheds (6th Code HUC’s).

    Environmental Specificity

    Score1-2 - Moderate to High.

    Trends

    Score0-1 - Stable to Minor Declines:

    CommentTrends unknown, though populations are likely stable or experiencing only minor declines.

    Threats

    Score0 - Low: Impacts, if any, to the species are expected to be minor or insignificant (affecting <10% of populations) in severity, scope and immediacy.

    CommentHabitat is remote.

    Intrinsic Vulnerability

    Score1 - Moderate Vulnerability: Specific biological attributes, unusual life history characteristics or limited reproductive potential makes the species susceptible to extirpation from stochastic events or other adverse impacts to its habitat and slow to recover.

    Raw Conservation Status Score

    Score 9 to 11 total points scored out of a possible 19.

 
General Description
Mat-forming perennial; the caudex clothed in old leaf bases. Stems simple, 1–5 cm. Basal leaves oblong, 2–5 mm long, entire. Stem leaves lacking. Vestiture of simple leaf cilia; otherwise glabrous. Petals yellow, 3–5 mm long. Fruit ascending, 4–6 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, glabrous; style 0.3–0.5 mm long; lower pedicels 3–6 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).We do not yet have descriptive information on this species.  Please try the buttons above to search for information from other sources.

Phenology
Flowering in July and August, mature fruit in late July and August.

Species Range
Montana Range Range Descriptions

Native
 


Range Comments
Bitterroot Mountains, Ravalli County, Montana.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 24

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Recency

 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



Habitat
Rocky slopes and talus near or above timberline.
Predicted Suitable Habitat Model

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Ecological Systems Associated with this Species

Threats or Limiting Factors
STATE THREAT SCORE REASON
Threat impact not assigned because threats are not known (MTNHP Threat Assessment 2021).

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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    • Lackschewitz, K. 1986. Plants of west-central Montana, identification and ecology: annotated checklist. General Technical Report INT-217. U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, Utah. 128 pp.
    • Lackschewitz, K. 1991. Vascular plants of west-central Montana--identification guidebook. U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 648 pp.
    • Rollins, R. C. 1984. Studies in the Cruciferae of western North America II. Contributions Gray Herbarium 214:1-18.
    • Rollins, R. C. 1993. The Cruciferae of Continental North America: systematics of the mustard family from the Arctic to Panama. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. 976 pp.
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