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Mountain-view Bladderpod - Physaria pycnantha
Other Names:  Lesquerella alpina var. condensata [in part and misapplied], Physaria nelsonii [in part]

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNR
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General Description
Stems erect to ascending, 1–8 cm from a branched caudex clothed in old leaf bases. Basal leaves 4–20 mm long, linear, narrowly oblong, entire. Stem leaves similar. Vestiture of dense, stellate hairs, the branches raised. Petals 3.5–7.5 mm long. Fruit ovoid, inflated, 2–3 mm high; style 1.5–3.5 mm long; seeds 2 to 4 per locule; pedicels sigmoid-spreading, 3–5 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Endemic to MT and adjacent ID (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Stony, usually calcareous soil of open slopes in grasslands, steppe; valleys to 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.
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    • Grady, B. R., and S. L. O'Kane. 2007. New Species and Combinations in Physaria (Brassicaceae) from Western North America. Novon 17 (2): 182-192.
    • Grady, Benjamin R. 2005. Molecules, morphology, and biogeography: an analysis of the phylogeny and taxonomy of the Physaria reediana species complex (Brassicaceae).
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