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Drug Fumitory - Fumaria officinalis
Other Names:  Common Fumitory

Non-native Species

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

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General Description
Annual herbs. Stems 10–40 cm. Leaves to 6 cm long. Flowers ascending, 6–10 mm long; petals pink, purple near tips. Capsules bumpy, 1–2 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
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Range Comments
MT in Lake, Glacier, Toole, and Chouteau counties. Introduced across much of USA and southern Canada; native to Europe (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 34

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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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Eggers, M.J.S. 2005. Riparian vegetation of the Montana Yellowstone and cattle grazing impacts thereon. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. 125 p.
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