Odontites vernus

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Red bartsia

Odontites vernus (Bellardi) Dumortier


Odontites vernus (Bellardi) Dumort. ssp. serotinus (Dumort.) Corb.

  • ANPC Rank –
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – Rare
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No
  • NatureServe Rank – Not yet assessed
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – No
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – Prohibited Noxious


[1] Link to USDA Plants profile for Odontites vernus (Bellardi) Dumort. red bartsia

[2] Link to Alberta Invasive Species Council, fact sheet for Bartsia, red - "... infests mostly pastures and hayland because it does not compete well with annual crops. It is unpalatable to livestock, so it quickly overtakes forage stands, causing losses of 50-70%. Recent surveys have shown that Red Bartsia is now moving into native grasslands. Some researchers speculate that seeds transported on the all terrain vehicles (ATVs) used by hunters is one probable cause for these new infestations..."

Red Bartsia, Odontites vernus (Bellardi) Dumort. (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license)