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False Mermaidweed - Floerkea proserpinacoides

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Fleshy, glabrous, fibrous-rooted annual. Stems prostrate to ascending, 5–25 cm. Leaves alternate, petiolate; blades 1–6 cm long, odd-pinnate; leaflets narrowly elliptic, 5–20 mm long. Inflorescence solitary, long-pedicellate flowers from leaf axils. Flowers perfect, regular, hypogenous, 3-merous; sepals united at the base, 2–3 mm long; petals separate, white, spatulate, 1–2 mm long; stamens 3 to 6; ovary with 2 or 3 carpels; style 1. Fruit 2 or 3 bumpy, globose nuts, 1–3 mm long, united at the base, partially enclosed by the calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Throughout most of temperate N. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Wet, shady soil of open forest, meadows, often along streams; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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