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Common Blue-mustard - Chorispora tenella

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Stems 7–50 cm, often branched. Leaves petiolate; the blade oblong to lanceolate, sinuate-dentate, 3–8 cm long. Vestiture of simple, glandular and eglandular hairs. Inflorescence a raceme with leaf-like bracts below. Flowers blue to lavender; petals 9–12 mm long, clawed with a spreading blade. Fruit a curved silique 2–4 cm × ca. 2 mm; beak 10–15 mm long; pedicels stout, spreading, 2–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced to much of temperate western N. America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 5

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated, often saline soil of fields, disturbed grasslands, steppe; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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