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Hornungia procumbens
hutchinsia, prostrate hutchinsia, ovalpurse

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, central Canada, and Newfoundland.

Habitat: Open areas where seasonally moist.

Flowers: March-June

Origin: Introduced from Europe, North Africa, and Asia

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies, butterflies


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Accepted Name:
Hornungia procumbens (L.) Hayek
Publication: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 30: 480. 1925.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Bursa procumbens (L.) Kuntze
Capsella procumbens (L.) Fr.
Hutchinsia procumbens (L.) Desv. [HC, Rollins 1993a]
Hymenolobus procumbens (L.) Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray
Lepidium procumbens L.
Noccaea procumbens (L.) Rchb.
Thlaspi procumbens (L.) Wallr.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Hornungia procumbens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Hornungia procumbens checklist entry

OregonFlora: Hornungia procumbens information

E-Flora BC: Hornungia procumbens atlas page

CalPhotos: Hornungia procumbens photos

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