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Bristly Mousetail - Myosurus apetalus var. montanus

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5T3T5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
See species description.

Diagnostic Characteristics
The following characters diagnose variety montanus: Sepals faintly 3-veined, scarious margins narrow; heads of achenes 11-26 mm; outer face of achene narrowly rhombic (Whittemore, 1997, Fl. North America, Vol. 3).

Range Comments
WA, AB, SK, and ND south to CA and NM (Kartesz 2009).

Wet meadows, vernal pools and sloughs, bogs, muddy shores of lakes and streams; 1500-2900 m (Whittemore 1997).

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