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Umbellate Stitchwort - Stellaria umbellata

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 7


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General Description
Glabrous, rhizomatous perennial. Stems ascending to erect, slender, branched, 1–25 cm. Leaves lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, petiolate below, 5–15 mm long. Inflorescence open, terminal and axillary, scarious-bracted, umbellate cymes. Flowers: sepals glabrous, green to purple, 2–3 mm long, lanceolate, obscurely 3-veined; petals absent; stamens 5. Capsule 3–5 mm long, opening by 6 slits (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK and NT south to CA, AZ, 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: 12

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Habitat
Moist, often mossy soil of cliffs and along streams, ponds; subalpine, 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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    • Aho, Ken Andrew. 2006. Alpine and Cliff Ecosystems in the North-Central Rocky Mountains. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 343 p.
    • 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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