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Green Carpetweed - Mollugo verticillata

Likely Non-native Species

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


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General Description
Glabrous annual, mat-forming herb. Stems branched at the base, prostrate, to 20 cm long. Leaves of basal rosette spatulate, to 25 mm long; cauline leaves 4 to 6 per node, 5–15 mm long, narrowly oblanceolate with entire margins. Flowers several in axillary umbels with pedicels 3–8 mm long; sepals 5, separate, white-margined, 2 mm long, oblong, 3-nerved; petals absent; stamens 3; pistil 1 with 3 styles and a superior ovary. Fruit a many-seeded, ovoid capsule ca. 2 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Most of temperate and tropical North America, S. America, Eurasia, Africa; collected in Treasure and Yellowstone counties (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Moist sandy soil along rivers, streams; plains, valleys (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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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