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Low Nailwort - Paronychia sessiliflora

Native Species

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


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General Description
Perennial with a branched caudex and scabrous foliage, forming dense mats to 15 cm across. Stems ascending, branched, 2–10 cm long. Leaves crowded, overlapping, linear-subulate, leathery, 3–7 mm long with white-scarious, attenuate stipules longer than the leaves. Flowers terminal, usually solitary, hidden among the leaves; sepals 5, 3–5 mm long, narrowly lanceolate, long-attenuate and awned, united below, yellowish; petals absent or minute; stamens 5; Style 1 with 2 stigmas. Fruit a utricle enclosed by the calyx (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
AB, SK south to NV, NM, and TX (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 50

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated, often stony soil of exposed slopes, ridge crests; plains, 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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Harvey, S.J. 1990. Responses of steppe plants to gradients of water soil texture and disturbance in Montana, U.S.A. Ph.D. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 34 p.
    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
    • Wood, A.K. 1987. Ecology of a prairie mule deer population. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 205 p.
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