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Cornspurry - Spergula arvensis

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

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

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General Description
Annual, glabrous below, glandular-hairy above. Stems erect to ascending, 10–40 cm. Leaves fascicled, appearing whorled, 1-veined; stipules scarious, white, 1 mm long. Inflorescence glandular-hairy, terminal, few-flowered cymes, or solitary and axillary. Flowers: sepals 5, 2–3 mm long, united at the base, margins scarious; petals 5, white with entire margins, shorter than the calyx; stamens 2 to 10; styles 5. Capsule ovoid, 3–5 mm long, opening by 6 slits (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced in most of temperate N. America; native to Europe (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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