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Bergia texana
Texas bergia

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington, where known historically from Klickitat County (likely extirpated); Washington to California, east to the Great Plains and the central U.S.

Habitat: Emergent in muddy soils of ponds, lakes, ditches, rivers, and streams.

Flowers: June-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Presumed extirpated in Washington (WANHP)


Glandular annual with erect to decumbent, freely-branched stems 0.5-3 dm. long.


Leaves opposite, short petioled, elliptic to oblanceolate, 2-4 cm. long, glandular-denticulate; stipules whitish, glandular.


Flowers 1-several in the leaf axils, pedicels short; sepals 5, about 3 mm. long, keeled, coarsely glandular-denticulate and pubescent; petals 5, white, shorter than the sepals, regular; stamens 10; ovary superior; styles short, distinct.


Capsule globose, seeds numerous.

Accepted Name:
Bergia texana (Hook.) Seub. ex Walp.
Publication: Repertorium Botanices Systematicae. 1: 285. 1842.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Bergia texana in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Bergia texana checklist entry

OregonFlora: Bergia texana information

E-Flora BC: Bergia texana atlas page

CalPhotos: Bergia texana photos

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