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Small Bugloss - Anchusa arvensis
Other Names:  Annual Bugloss, Lycopsis arvensis

Non-native Species

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

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General Description
Stems erect, simple or few-branched, 30–80 cm. Leaves basal lanceolate to ovate, petiolate, becoming sessile above, 2–15 cm long. Flowers: bracts leaf-like; calyx ca. 5 mm long with acute lobes; corolla tube curved, 4–7 mm long, lobes unequal, 2–3 mm long. Nutlets erect, 2–4 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced to North America.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 14

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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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