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Procumbent Pearlwort - Sagina procumbens

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

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

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General Description
Plants often forming mats. Stems prostrate, ascending distally, up to 20 cm, often rooting at the nodes. Leaves 5–20 mm long, often with axillary fascicles. Flowers: sepals 5, ca. 2 mm long, green with white margins spreading after maturation; petals 4, ca. 1 mm long (absent). Capsule longer than the sepals (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

Habitat
Moist, open soil of streambanks, gardens, roadsides; valleys to montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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