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Thesium - Thesium arvense

Non-native Species

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


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General Description
Herbaceous perennial with a branched crown from a deep-seated root. Stems ascending to erect, 10–30 cm, highly branched. Leaves sessile, linear, 1–5 cm long. Inflorescence an open-branched panicle with minutely glandular-serrate, leaf-like bracts. Flowers perfect, yellow-green; hypanthium 1–2 mm long; sepals 0.5–1 mm long. Fruit an ellipsoid nut, 2–3 mm long, ribbed longitudinally (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced to western MT; native to 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: 10

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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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