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Erect Knotweed - Polygonum erectum

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 2

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General Description
Annual. Stems erect, branched, 10–50 cm. Leaves crowded, lanceolate to elliptic, veiny, short-petiolate, 15–40 mm long; stipules 4–8 mm long, shredding into fibers. Flowers 3–4 mm long, 1 to 5 in leaf axils; pedicels erect, 3–7 mm long; tepals green with yellowish margins. Achene 3-angled, tan, 2–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB to QC south to NV, NM, LA and AL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 16

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Habitat
Disturbed areas of grasslands, fields, roadsides; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
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