List of dicotyledons of Montana

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Wild Ginger

There are at least 2109 species of dicotyledons found in Montana according to the Montana Field Guide. [1] This is a list of Dicotyledoneae orders found in Montana. The Montana Natural Heritage Program has identified a number of dicot species as Species of Concern.[2] Some of these species are exotics (not native to Montana).[3]

The dicotyledons, also known as dicots, are a group of flowering plants whose seed typically has two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. There are around 199,350 species within this group.[4] Flowering plants that are not dicotyledons are monocotyledons, typically having one embryonic leaf.

Green Gentian

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  1. ^ "Montana Field Guide-Dicotyledoneae". Montana Natural Heritage Program. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  2. ^ Species of Concern are native taxa that are at-risk due to declining population trends, threats to their habitats, restricted distribution, and/or other factors. Designation as a Montana Species of Concern or Potential Species of Concern is based on the Montana Status Rank, and is not a statutory or regulatory classification. Rather, these designations provide information that helps resource managers make proactive decisions regarding species conservation and data collection priorities. See the latest Species of Concern Reports for more detailed explanations and assessment criteria. "Montana Field Guide-Species of Concern". Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  3. ^ Exotic species have been deliberately or accidentally introduced to areas outside of their native geographic range and are able to reproduce and maintain sustainable populations in these areas. These exotic populations may also be referred to as alien, introduced, invasive, non-native, or non-indigenous. "Species Status Codes, Exotics". Montana Natural Heritage Project. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  4. ^ Hamilton, Alan; Hamilton, Patrick (2006), Plant conservation : an ecosystem approach, London: Earthscan, p. 2, ISBN 978-1-84407-083-1