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Naked-stemmed Evening-primrose - Camissonia scapoidea
Other Names:  Oenothera scapoidea

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4
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General Description
Taprooted annual. Stems erect, branched at the base, 5–20 cm. Herbage glabrate. Leaves long-petiolate, mostly basal; the blade ovate, 1–5 cm long with sinuate margins, sometimes with a few small lobes isolated below. Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Flowers: hypanthium 2–4 mm long; sepals 2–4 mm long; petals 3–5 mm long, basally, minutely red-spotted; stigma discoid. Capsule pedicellate, spreading-erect, clavate, 1–2 cm long, straight to slightly curved, glabrous (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Wagner et al. (2007, Syst. Bot. Monogr. Vol. 83) treat this as Cyclismia scapoidea (Torr. & A. Gray) Small.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA to MT south to AZ, NM, CO. Known from Carbon and Chouteau counties (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 45

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Habitat
Sandy or clay soil of open slopes, sagebrush steppe; plains, valleys (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.
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