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Spider Saxifrage - Saxifraga flagellaris

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
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General Description
Biennial or short-lived perennial with tentacle-like stolons. Stems solitary, erect, 1–10 cm, glandular. Leaves basal and cauline, reduced upwards, oblanceolate, ciliate, 5–15 mm long, entire. Inflorescence glandular, of 1 to 3 flowers. Flowers: calyx campanulate with lobes 2–4 mm long; hypanthium 1–2 mm long; petals yellow with brown veins, 4–7 mm long, oblanceolate; ovary <½ inferior. Capsule 6–9 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Circumpolar, south sporadically to UT and AZ (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Moist turf, fellfields, scree, often in sparsely vegetated soil under boulders; alpine (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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Hawkins, P.H. 1903. The alpine flora of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis, Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 24 pp.
    • Martin, S.A. 1985. Ecology of the Rock Creek bighorn sheep herd, Beartooth Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 152 p.
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