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Rocky Mountain Stitchwort - Stellaria obtusa

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 3


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General Description
Glabrous, mat-forming perennial. Stems prostrate, branched, 1–15 cm. Leaves 4–12 mm long, ovate, sometimes ciliate below. Inflorescence: axillary, solitary flowers. Flowers: sepals glabrous, ovate, 1–2 mm long with obscure veins and blunt tips; petals absent; stamens 10. Capsule 2–4 mm long, opening by 6 slits (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
BC to AB south to CA, UT, and CO (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 7

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Habitat
Moist soil along streams, seeps, montane, lower subalpine (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.
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