Sitka Mistmaid - Romanzoffia sitchensis
(see State Rank Reason below)
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Only variety sitchensis occurs in Montana. Collections are available from Lake, Missoula, Ravalli, Glacier and Flathead Counties. Described as "common in wet, shallow soil of cliffs and streambanks near or above treeline" in Glacier National Park (Lesica 2002). Its habitat generally does not appear to be at risk.
Perennial. Stems weak, prostrate to ascending or hanging, 5–20 cm. Herbage glabrous with sparsely villous petioles and stems. Leaves basal, long-petiolate with bulblets in the swollen bases; blades reniform with shallowly lobed margins, 1–3 cm wide. Inflorescence a sparsely-flowered racemose cyme; pedicels 6–20 mm long. Flowers campanulate; calyx divided to near the base, 2–4 mm long; corolla white, 6–10 mm long, lobes 2–4 mm long, yellow at the base; stamens included; style 2–5 mm long, undivided. Capsule with numerous seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Not likely to be confused with anything else in Montana.
AK to CA, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Moist to dripping rock faces and talus.
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.