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Northern Stitchwort - Stellaria calycantha
Other Names:  Stellaria simcoei

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 6


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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems glabrous to pilose, trailing to ascending, to 20 cm. Leaves glabrous, narrowly ovate, 8–20 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal, few-flowered, leafy cyme. Flowers: sepals ovate, 2–3 mm long; petals 1 mm long or absent; stamens 5. Capsule 3–5 mm long, opening by 3 slits (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK south to CA and NM; Asia (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 16

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Habitat
Wet turf, cliffs; subalpine, alpine, rarely lower along margins of wetlands(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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    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
    • Williams, K.L. 2012. Classification of the grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, forests and alpine vegetation associations of the Custer National Forest portion of the Beartooth Mountains in southcentral Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 376 p.
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