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Petty Spurge - Euphorbia peplus

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Glabrous annual. Stems erect, 10–30 cm, branched in the inflorescence. Leaves alternate, petiolate; blades obovate with rounded tips, entire, 5–25 mm long. Inflorescence a dichotomously branched umbel with leaf-like bracts. Cyathia ca. 1 mm long, glands with attenuate-lunate appendages. Capsule ca. 2 mm long, smooth (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced throughout much of N. America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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