bellardia USDA PLANTS Symbol: BETR
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Bellardia trixago (L.) All

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Scrophulariales: Scrophulariaceae
Synonym(s): Mediterranean lineseed, bellardia

Appearance
Bellardia trixago is an annual herb that can grow from 6-28 in. (15-70 cm) tall.
Foliage
Leaves are green, opposite, sessile, linear to lanceolate, and 0.6-4 in. (1.5-9 cm) long with dentate to crenate margins.
Flowers
Flowers are 0.3-0.4 in. (0.8-1 cm) long, upper lip is pale purple and lower lip is white. Flowering occurs from March to May.
Fruit
Fruits are ovoid capsules, containing many small, oblong, rigid seeds that can be 0.02-0.04 in. (0.5-1 mm) long
Ecological Threat
Bellardia prefers disturbed areas including grasslands, roadsides, and fields. It is native to the Mediterranean.

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Plant(s); plant.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); flowering stem.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); immature plant.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Seedling(s); seedling.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.


Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council