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Crimped Stitchwort - Stellaria crispa

Native Species

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


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General Description
Mostly glabrous perennial forming loose mats from slender rhizomes. Stems to 30 cm long, trailing to ascending. Leaves ovate, 5–20 mm long with wavy margins. Inflorescence axillary, of 1 to 2 stalked flowers. Flowers: sepals 2–4 mm long, lanceolate with pointed tips and 1 to 3 prominent veins; petals minute or absent; stamens less than or equal to 10. Capsule 3–6 mm long, opening by 6 slits (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 15

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Habitat
Wet rock outcrops, thickets, forest, especially along streams; montane to alpine (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.
    • Joslin, G.J. 1975. Behavior and environmental selection by Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) during surrmer and fall in the First and Second Yellow Mule drainages, Madison County, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University, Bozeman. 65 p.
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