The Botany pages provide information on the status, distribution, and ecology of plants that occur in Montana. The focus is on Species of Concern in Montana. The links below provide documentation and background information.
The Botany Program focuses on plant Species of Concern, including those that are at-risk or potentially at-risk due to rarity, restricted distribution, habitat loss and/or other factors in Montana. We collect and maintain data on the distribution, abundance and ecology of these species as well as information on threats or potential threats to species viability. Status ranks within Montana are assigned to species based on this information and in accordance with Natural Heritage Network guidelines and methodologies.