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Yellow Mignonette - Reseda lutea
Other Names:  Yellow Upright Minonette, Wild Mignonette

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stems 25–60 cm, branched. Leaves mainly cauline, deeply 3-lobed below, pinnately 3- to 7-lobed above into linear-oblanceolate segments. Flowers: sepals 6, linear; petals usually 6, ca. 5 mm long, nearly equal, 3-lobed; stamens 15 to 25. Capsule oblong, 6–8 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range


Range Comments
Introduced across northern U.S. and adjacent 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: 13

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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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