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Burnet-saxifrage - Pimpinella saxifraga
Other Names:  Solidstem Burnet Saxifrage, Lesser Burnet, Salad Burnet

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1

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General Description
Taprooted perennial. Stems erect, 30–80 cm. Herbage puberulent. Leaves pinnate; leaflets ovate, lobed, serrate, 1–4 cm long, more deeply incised on upper leaves. Umbel: rays 2–4 cm long; involucre absent; involucel bracts linear, 2–5 mm long. Flowers white; sepals minute; stylopodium low-conic. Mericarps ovoid, little compressed, 1–2 mm long, glabrous, ribs inconspicuous; oil tubes 3 per interval (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Sporadically introduced in North America; native to Eurasia; one location in Ravalli County (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 4

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  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • 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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