Nuttall's Povertyweed - Monolepis nuttalliana
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Annual herbs with sparsely farinose, succulent foliage. Stems prostrate to ascending, 5–30 cm. Leaves petiolate, the blade lanceolate, hastate, 1–3 cm long. Inflorescence glomerules in axils of reduced upper leaves. Flowers perfect or female; perianth segment 1, 1 mm long; stamen 1. Fruit: a utricle 1–1.5 mm long, the pericarp easily separating from the smooth black seed (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
In MT essentially statewide; AK to MN, south to CA, TX, and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Moist, often saline or alkaline, sandy to fine-textured soil of wetlands, pond margins, badlands, disturbed pastures, agricultural fields, gardens, roadsides; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.