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Stinking Wallrocket - Diplotaxis muralis

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
Taprooted biennial. Stems ascending, usually simple, 10–40 cm. Leaves mostly basal, petiolate, oblanceolate with dentate margins, 3–8 cm long. Vestiture of sparse, stiff retrorse hairs on the lower stem, otherwise glabrous. Inflorescence a few-flowered ebracteate raceme. Flowers pale yellow; petals 4–6 mm long. Fruit a linear silique, 1–4 cm × 1–2 mm, somewhat flattened; seeds in 2 rows per locule; style <2 mm long; pedicels spreading-ascending, 5–20 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Diagnostic Characteristics
Sparingly introduced throughout U.S.; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Sparsely vegetated, often calcareous soil of roadsides, railroads, streambanks; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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