Kelloggia galioides - Torr.
Milky Kelloggia
Other Common Names: milk kelloggia
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Kelloggia galioides Torr. (TSN 35061)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.142793
Element Code: PDRUB12010
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Madder Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Rubiales Rubiaceae Kelloggia
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Kelloggia galioides
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 29Sep1987
Global Status Last Changed: 29Sep1987
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Arizona (SNR), California (SNR), Idaho (SNR), Montana (SH), Nevada (SNR), Oregon (SNR), Utah (SNR), Washington (SNR), Wyoming (S2)

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Range Extent Comments: Washinton to California and Baja, CA, east to Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Arizona.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Washinton to California and Baja, CA, east to Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Arizona.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
MT Mineral (30061)*
WY Fremont (56013), Lincoln (56023), Park (56029), Teton (56039)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
10 Popo Agie (10080003)+, North Fork Shoshone (10080012)+
16 Central Bear (16010102)+
17 Middle Clark Fork (17010204)+*, Snake headwaters (17040101)+, Greys-Hobock (17040103)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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General Description: Kelloggia is an herbaceous perennial with small clusters of stems that are 1-6 dm high and arising from spreading rhizomes. The narrowly lance-shaped, opposite leaves are 15-50 mm long and have smaller leaves in their axils. Foliage is glabrous. Flowers are borne on long stalks in open, leafy inflorescences. The white or pink, tubular corolla is 4-8 mm long. It has 4 narrow, spreading, hairy lobes and surmounts the bristly ovary and 4 tiny calyx lobes. The small, hard, berry-like fruit is 3-4 mm in diameter and covered with hooked bristles.
Diagnostic Characteristics: Species of GALIUM have more than 2 leaves per node. K. GALIOIDES superficially resembles species in the Caryophyllaceae, but in the latter, the separate petals enclose the ovary.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 31Oct1994
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): JM

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