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Texas Bergia - Bergia texana

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Plants: Herbaceous (glandular-pubescent) annuals; taprooted.

Stems: Erect, often red, 8-20 cm in length, often with prostrate stems at the base.

Leaves: Cauline, opposite, short-petiolate, simple, stipulate; blades oblong to obovate, serrulate, 5-30 mm long.

(Adapted from Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX.)

Range Comments
Washington, Montana, South Dakota, Illinois south to California, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana.

(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX.)


Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat

Reproductive Characteristics
Flowers: Perfect, radially symmetrical, solitary or few-clustered on short pedicels in leaf axils; pistil 1; ovary superior; sepals separate, 5 in number, acuminate, 3-4 mm long; petals separate, 5 in number, white, hidden by the sepals; stamens 5 or 10.

Fruit: Capsule 5-chambered with several pitted seeds in longitudinal rows, globose, about 3 mm in length.

(Adapted from Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX.)

References
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    • Lesica, P., B. Christiaens, D. Hanna, L. Larsen, and C. Odegard. 2013. Noteworthy collection. MadroƱo 60(3): 262-263.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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