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Bergia texana
Texas bergia

Distribution: East of the Cascades in Washington in a few scattered localities; widely distributed across the United States from Washington to California, east to the Gulf Coast states.

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

Flowers: June-September

Origin: Native

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.

E-Flora BC: Bergia texana atlas page.

CalPhotos: Bergia texana photos.

USDA Plants: Bergia texana information.

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