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Italian Bugloss - Anchusa azurea

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Perennial. Stems erect, simple, 15–70 cm. Leaves: the basal oblanceolate, petiolate, 5–30 cm long, becoming lance-ovate and sessile above. Flowers: bracts leaf-like; calyx ca. 10 mm long, expanded in fruit, divided to below the middle; corolla tube 9–11 mm long, lobes 8–10 mm long. Nutlets erect, 5–9 mm long(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced to North America.

Habitat
Fields, gardens; valleys, collected in Lake County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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