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Common Mare's-tail - Hippuris vulgaris


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Glabrous, rhizomatous, at least partly submerged perennial. Stems erect, 10–70 cm, usually simple. Leaves linear, sessile, 1–5 cm long, 6- to 12-whorled; nodes closer together on emerged portion of stem. Flowers sessile, solitary in leaf axils, perfect; calyx green, tubular; petals absent; style 1; stamen 1; ovary elliptic, ca. 1 mm long. Fruit 1-seeded achene, 1.5–2 mm long, enclosed in the calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, NM, NE, MN and NY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Shallow water of sloughs, ponds, lakes; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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