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Hairy-pod Hedge Mustard - Sisymbrium officinale
Other Names:  Common Tumble Mustard, Hedge Mustard

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 0

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General Description
Annual or biennial. Stems 30–50 cm. Leaves 1–20 cm long, the lateral lobes lanceolate to linear, sinuate, the terminal lobe larger, lyrate. Vestiture of sparse, simple hairs below, glabrous above. Petals 2–3 mm long. Fruits 10–17 × 1–1.5 mm; pedicels erect, 1–2 mm long, as thick as the siliques (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
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Range Comments
Introduced throughout temperate North America (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 15

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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 bifarius (Wilson et al. 2010).


  • 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.
    • Wilson, J.S., L.E. Wilson, L.D. Loftis, and T. Griswold. 2010. The montane bee fauna of north central Washington, USA, with floral associations. Western North American Naturalist 70(2): 198-207.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
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