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Wild Parsnip - Berula erecta


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Glabrous, fibrous-rooted, sometimes stoloniferous, aquatic perennial. Stems erect to prostrate, flaccid, 10–50 cm. Leaves once-pinnate with 7 to 21 lanceolate to ovate, serrate to lobed leaflets 1–5 cm long; leaflets of upper leaves narrower. Umbels compound, axillary and terminal; rays 1–2 cm long; involucral and involucel bracts lance-linear, serrate 2–9 mm long. Flowers white; stylopodium low-conic; petals ca. 0.5 mm long. Mericarps hemispheric, 1–2 mm long, glabrous; ribs inconspicuous; oil tubes many in the intervals (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety incisa (Torr.) Cronquist.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout temperate N. America, Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Slow-moving water of springs, streams, marshes; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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