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Halogeton - Halogeton glomeratus

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Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

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General Description
Annual herbs with glabrous, succulent foliage. Stems erect, 5–30 cm with spreading lower branches. Leaves sessile, terete, bristle-tipped, 6–15 mm long. Inflorescence of few-flowered, axillary glomerules. Flowers perfect or female, subtended by 2 to 5 fleshy bracts; calyx segments 5, distinct, 2 mm long; stamens 3 to 5. Fruit: perfect flowers forming utricles <1 mm long, black; utricles from female flowers 1–2 mm long, brown (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

General Distribution
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Distribution Comments
In MT from Carbon, Big Horn, and Dawson counties; native to Eurasia, from WA to MT south to CA, east to NM, CO and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 10

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Habitat
Sandy soil of steppe in arid valleys; tolerant of saline conditions (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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Citation for data on this website:
Halogeton — Halogeton glomeratus.  Montana Field Guide.  Montana Natural Heritage Program.  Retrieved on September 23, 2014, from http://FieldGuide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=PDCHE0D010
 
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