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Dwarf Cheeseweed - Malva neglecta

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
Short-hairy annual or biennial. Stems prostrate to ascending, branched below, 20–50 cm. Leaf blades 2–5 cm long, cordate-orbicular, shallowly lobed. Flowers white to light blue; calyx 4–7 mm long, inflated in fruit; petals ca. 10 mm long with a pubescent claw. Schizocarp 4–7 mm across, the sections puberulent, not reticulate (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Widespread across North America.

Habitat
Disturbed pastures, barnyards, around buildings; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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