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Bulb-bearing Water-hemlock - Cicuta bulbifera

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4
C-value: 7

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General Description
Stems usually solitary, erect, slender, 30–80 cm. Leaves cauline; leaflets linear, nearly entire, 1–3 cm long; uppermost leaves simple or once-pinnate with axillary bulblets. Umbel solitary and terminal, usually sterile or absent; rays 1–2 cm long. Mericarps 1–2 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
AK to NL south to OR, MT, NE, LA and FL (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 10

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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus impatiens (Colla and Dumesh 2010).

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141:39-68.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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