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White-flower Navarretia - Navarretia leucocephala

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Not Documented

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: SNA
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Navarretia leucocephala is not documented in Montana. It was included in the Flora of Montana (Rydberg 1900), but a specimen has not been found and Navarretia taxonomy has greatly changed over the century. A specimen (MONTU 31773) at The University of Montana herbarium was annotated to Navarretia saximontana. Other reports have been mis-identified and no Montana specimens have been verified. A conservation status rank is not applicable (SNA) because this plant is not known to occur in Montana.
General Description
This is adapted from The Jepson Manual (Day in The Jepson Manual 1993).

PLANTS: Stems hairy below heads, hairs recurved.

LEAVES: Leaves 1-2 times pinnate; lobes linear, lower leaves glabrous, upper ones hairy at base.

INFLORESCENCE: Outer bracts leaf-like, lobes needle-like, 2-4 branched at base, lobes near tip 2, shorter, entire, pointed upward; inner bracts simple, base membranous-winged, ciliate, width of wing greater than midrib. Flower: Calyx ribs glabrous or slightly hairy, tapered, gland-dotted below, membrane truncate, ciliate; corolla 4-10 mm, lobes with 1 vein entering base; stamens exerted; stigmas 2, minute. Fruit translucent, adhering to seeds until wet.

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Rydberg, P. A. 1900. Catalogue of the Flora of Montana and the Yellowstone National Park. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, Volume 1, pp 1-492. Issued February 15th. New York.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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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.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2022. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, Second Edition. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 779 p.
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