Texas Bergia - Bergia texana
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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.)
Washington, Montana, South Dakota, Illinois south to California, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana.
(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX.)
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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.)
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- Lesica, P., B. Christiaens, D. Hanna, L. Larsen, and C. Odegard. 2013. Noteworthy collection. Madroño 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.