List of Gentianales of Montana

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Clasping-leaf dogbane, Apocynum cannabinum

There are at least 28 members of the dogbane, gentian and milkweed order, Gentianales, found in Montana.[1] Some of these species are exotics (not native to Montana)[2] and some species have been designated as Species of Concern.[3]

Dogbanes[edit]

Family: Apocynaceae

Gentians[edit]

Green gentian, Frasera speciosa

Family: Gentianaceae

Milkweeds[edit]

Showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Further reading[edit]

  • Schiemann, Donald Anthony (2005). Wildflowers of Montana. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing. ISBN 0-87842-504-7. 

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Dogbane, Gentian and Milkweed". Montana Natural Heritage Project. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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 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. "Species Status Codes, Species of Concern". Montana Natural Heritage Project. Retrieved 2011-06-17.