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Procumbent Pearlwort - Sagina procumbens
Other Names:  Birds-eye Pearlwort, Matted Pearlwort

Non-native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1


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General Description
Plants often forming mats. Stems prostrate, ascending distally, up to 20 cm, often rooting at the nodes. Leaves 5–20 mm long, often with axillary fascicles. Flowers: sepals 5, ca. 2 mm long, green with white margins spreading after maturation; petals 4, ca. 1 mm long (absent). Capsule longer than the sepals (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Much of temperate North America; introduced from Eurasia (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 22

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Habitat
Moist, open soil of streambanks, gardens, roadsides; valleys to montane (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

References
  • 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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