Borsch's Stonecrop -
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Short-lived perennial. Stems ascending from short rootstocks, 4–12 cm. Leaves oval to obovate above, 2–6 mm long. Flowers 5-merous; petals yellow, broadly lanceolate, 5–7 mm long. Follicles spreading, glandular, 4–6 mm long; styles ca. 1 mm long, straight (
Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
Ranges from central Washington south to northcentral Oregon and east to western Idaho and Montana.
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Open, gravelly soil, talus and rock outcrops from montane to timberline zones.
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap:
(Macior 1974, Thorp et al. 1983, Shaw and Taylor 1986, Wilson et al. 2010, Miller-Struttmann and Galen 2014).
Literature Cited Above
Legend: 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. Macior, L.M. 1974. Pollination ecology of the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Melanderia 15: 1-59. Miller-Struttmann, N.E. and C. Galen. 2014. High-altitude multi-taskers: bumble bee food plant use broadens along an altitudinal productivity gradient. Oecologia 176:1033-1045. Shaw, D.C. and R.J. Taylor.1986. Pollination ecology of an alpine fell-field community in the North Cascades. Northwest Science 60:21-31. Thorp, R.W., D.S. Horning, and L.L. Dunning. 1983. Bumble bees and cuckoo bumble bees of California (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 23:1-79. Wilson, J.S., L.E. Wilson, L.D. Loftis, and T. Griswold. 2010. The montane bee fauna of north central Washington, USA, with floral associations. Western North American Naturalist 70(2): 198-207. Additional References
Legend: View Online Publication Do you know of a citation we're missing? Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.