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Purple Sandspurry - Spergularia rubra

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

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

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General Description
Annual. Stems prostrate, to 15 cm. Leaves glabrous, 3–10 mm long, fascicled; stipules 3–5 mm long. Flowers solitary, long-stalked from upper leaf axils or few-flowered terminal cymes; sepals 3–4 mm long. Capsule ca. as long as calyx; seeds with a sub-marginal groove (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout most of north-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: 1

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Habitat
Disturbed soil of grasslands, open forest, margins of streams and wetlands, often along trails and roads; montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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