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Rocky Mountain beeplant: Peritoma (Cleome) serrulata (Pursh) de Candolle

Publications Posted on: October 01, 2020
Rocky Mountain beeplant (Peritoma serrulata [Pursh] de Candolle) is a member of the Cleomaceae or spiderflower family (Vanderpool and Iltis 2010) but was formerly placed in family Capparaceae. The earliest specimen was collected in 1804 by Meriwether Lewis along the Missouri River near Vermillion in Clay County, South Dakota (Reveal et al. 1999).

Gray’s biscuitroot: Lomatium grayi (J.M. Coult. & Rose) J.M. Coult. & Rose

Publications Posted on: October 01, 2020
Gray’s biscuitroot is one of the most widespread Lomatium species (Thompson 1987a). It is most common in the western US from eastern Washington and Oregon south to northeastern Nevada, western Wyoming, western Colorado, and northwestern New Mexico (Coulter and Rose 1900; Hermann 1966). Populations occur from near sea level to near alpine habitats.

Fernleaf biscuitroot: Lomatium dissectum (Nutt.) Math. & Const.

Publications Posted on: October 01, 2020
Fernleaf biscuitroot is widespread with scattered populations throughout the western US and adjacent parts of southwestern Canada. Populations occur from British Columbia to Saskatchewan and south to New Mexico and California (Tilley et al. 2010; Welsh et al. 2016; BONAP 2017). Variety dissectum occurs primarily west of the Cascade Mountains where the average annual precipitation typically exceeds 39 inches (1,000 mm).

Nakedstem sunray (Enceliopsis nudicaulis [A. Gray] A. Nelson)

Publications Posted on: June 24, 2020
Nakedstem sunray (Enceliopsis nudicaulis) (A. Gray) A. Nelson belongs to the Ecliptinae subtribe and Heliantheae tribe within the Asteraceae family. Nomenclature follows Welsh et al. (2016).

Nettleleaf giant hyssop (Agastache urticifolia [Benth.] Kuntze)

Publications Posted on: June 24, 2020
Nettleleaf giant hyssop (Agastache urticifolia [Benth.] Kuntze) belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint family, Mentheae tribe, and Nepetinae subtribe (Drew and Sytsma 2012). The Agastache genus is comprised of two sections, Agastache (syn: Chiastandra) and Brittonastrum, which are geographically distinct. Nettleleaf giant hyssop is part of the more northerly distributed Agastache section (Lint and Epling 1945; Vogelmann 1985).

Sulphur-flower buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum) Torr

Publications Posted on: June 24, 2020
Sulphur-flower buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum) belongs to the Polygonaceae family, Eriogonoideae subfamily, and Oligofonum subgenus (Reveal 2003, 2005). Nomenclature for subtaxa and synonyms follows Reveal (2005).

Parsnipflower buckwheat (Eriogonum heracleoides)

Publications Posted on: June 24, 2020
Parsnipflower buckwheat (Eriogonum heracleoides Nutt.) belongs to the Polygonaceae family and the Oligogonum subgenus (Reveal 2005). Nomenclature for subtaxa follows Reveal (2005). Nomenclature for synonyms follows Reveal (2005) and Tropicos (2019).

Limestone hawksbeard (Crepis intermedia A. Gray)

Publications Posted on: June 24, 2020
Limestone hawksbeard (Crepis intermedia A. Gray), belongs to the Asteraceae family and the Psilochaenia section of the Crepis genus (Bogler 2006; Enke 2009). Nomenclature in this review follows Bogler (2006).

Yellow bee-plant (Peritoma lutea [Hook.] Raf.

Publications Posted on: June 23, 2020
Yellow bee-plant (Peritoma lutea [Hook.] Raf.) is a member of family Cleomaceae, the spiderflower family (Vanderpol and Iltis 2010). Recent molecular work leaves the status of the species and its genus and family in question (e.g., Hall 2008; Iltis et al. 2011; Roalson et al. 2015), but for this review, nomenclature follows the Flora of North America (Vanderpool and Iltis 2010).

Scarlet globemallow (Sphaeralcea coccinea)

Publications Posted on: June 23, 2020
Sphaeralcea coccinea (Nuttall) Rydberg is commonly referred to as scarlet globemallow. It belongs to the mallow or Malvaceae family (LaDuke 2016).

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