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Chinese Mustard - Brassica juncea

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
Glabrous to sparsely hairy annual. Stems erect, branched, 20–80 cm. Basal leaves lyrate-pinnate with dentate margins, early deciduous. Stem leaves 4–15 cm long, petiolate below, becoming merely lobed and sessile above. Petals 7–10 mm long. Fruits: the body 2–4 cm long, strongly 2-nerved; the beak 6–10 mm long, conical (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
European native now widespread in North America.

Habitat
Fields, roadsides, disturbed, moist soil; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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