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|Family: Agavaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Leucocrinum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Leucocrinum montanum Nutt. ex A. Gray.
Habit: Perennial herb from short, often deep caudex; roots fleshy. Stem: +- 0. Leaf: basal, spreading, 10--20 cm, linear, base sheathed by membranous bracts. Inflorescence: pedicels underground. Flower: 5--10 cm; perianth +- salverform, parts 6, fused into slender tube, petal-like, white, persistent, lobes 2--2.5 cm, +- oblong, spreading; stamens 6, attached near top of perianth tube, anthers 4--6 mm, linear; ovary underground, superior, chambers 3, style 1, persistent, stigma +- 3-lobed. Fruit: 5--8 mm, 3-angled, +- wrinkled, loculicidal. Seed: 3--4 mm, angled, black. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Ecology: Sandy flats, sagebrush scrub, juniper woodland, montane forest; Elevation: 1000--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, MP; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Nebraska, Utah. Flowering Time: May--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
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Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Leucocrinum montanum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30795, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.