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Thymeleaf Sandwort - Arenaria serpyllifolia

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
Annual with scabrous or short-hairy foliage. Stems 5–25 cm, branched at the base. Leaves ovate, sharp-pointed, 3–5 mm long, petiolate. Inflorescence open, leafy-bracteate, expanding in fruit. Flowers: sepals lanceolate ca. 3 mm long; petals ca. 2 mm long. Capsule 3–4 mm long, longer than the calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
Often disturbed soil of grasslands, rock outcrops, along roads, trails; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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