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Granite Prickly-phlox - Leptodactylon pungens
Other Names:  Linanthus pungens

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 4


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General Description
Openly branched subshrub. Stems ascending to erect, 10–30 cm. Herbage: stems glandular-puberulent, the leaves less so. Leaves with axillary fascicles, alternate below, 4–10 mm long, divided to the base into 3 to 9 linear segments. Flowers 5-merous, solitary in upper leaf axils; calyx 6–9 mm long; corolla tube 10–15 mm long; lobes 5–9 mm long. Capsule 3–5 mm long with 5 to 10 seeds per locule (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety pungens.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, MT south to CA, AZ, NM, NE and Mexico (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 65

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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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    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
    • Forcella, F. 1977. Flora, chorology, biomass and productivity of the Pinus albicaulis-Vaccinium scoparium association. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 99 pp.
    • Harvey, S.J. 1990. Responses of steppe plants to gradients of water soil texture and disturbance in Montana, U.S.A. Ph.D. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 34 p.
    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
    • Semmens, W.J. 1996. Seasonal movements and habitat use of the Highlands/Pioneer Mountains bighorn sheep herd of southwest Montana. M. Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 103 p.
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