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Creeping Mitrewort - Mitella caulescens

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Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4
C-value: 5


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General Description
Stems 15–35 cm. Leaf blades 2–5 cm wide, suborbicular, shallowly 3- to 5-lobed with dentate margins. Inflorescence of 5 to 20 flowers maturing from the top down. Flowers cup-shaped; calyx 3–4 mm wide; the lobes spreading; petals 3–4 mm long with 3 to 5 pairs of lobes; stamens 5, opposite the sepals. Capsule half exposed above the hypanthium (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 12

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Habitat
Wet forest, thickets, often along creeks; valleys to montane (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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