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Scarlet Pimpernel - Anagallis arvensis

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

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

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General Description
Glabrous annual. Stems ascending, prostrate, rooting at basal nodes, 5–40 cm, 4-angled. Leaves opposite, sessile, 9–15 mm long, ovate, rounded at the tip. Inflorescence: flowers solitary from leaf axils; pedicels ascending at first, then recurved, 1–3 cm long. Flowers salmon-colored, rotate; corolla united only at the base, 5–8 mm across, ciliate; sepals linear-lanceolate, 2–4 mm long; filaments hairy. Capsules globose, 3–5 mm across, circumcissile (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Collected once in Gallatin County; introduced throughout most of temperate N. America, and native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Mostly in wet places and often in sandy soil.

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