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California Hesperochiron - Hesperochiron californicus

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SU
C-value: 6

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General Description
Leaf blades hirsute on both surfaces, 1–5 cm long, elliptic to lanceolate; ca. as long as the petioles. Flowers: peduncles 5–45 mm long; calyx 7–8 mm long; corolla campanulate to funnelform, white to purplish, tube 5–6 mm long, lobes 4–10 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
WA to MT south to CA, NV, UT and WY (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1

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  • 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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    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
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