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Bristly Mousetail - Myosurus apetalus var. borealis

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5T3T5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
See species description.

Diagnostic Characteristics
Variety borealis can be distinguished by the following characters: sepals 1-veined, scarious margins broad; heads of achenes 4-9 mm; outer face of achene narrowly elliptic or rectangular.(Whittemore, 1997, Fl. North America, Vol. 3).

Range Comments
AB to SK south to CA, AZ, UT and WY (Kartesz 2009).

Flats and marshes, often in sagebrush; 600-1500 m (Whittemore, 1997).

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Bristly Mousetail — Myosurus apetalus var. borealis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from