Boechera platysperma

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Boechera platysperma
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B. platysperma
Binomial name
Boechera platysperma
(A.Gray) Al-Shehbaz
Synonyms
  • Arabis platysperma A.Gray

Boechera platysperma (broad-seeded rock-cress) is a perennial plant in the mustard family (Brassicaceae) found in western United States mountains.[1]

It is less than 12 inches (30 cm) tall.[1]

Habitat and range[edit]

It can be found on dry, rocky flats and slopes, from 4,000 to 12,000 feet (1,200 to 3,700 m), in mountain ranges including the United States Sierra Nevada range, California's North Coast range, Cascade Range, and ranges in the Great Basin.[1]

Leaves and stems[edit]

Leaves are entire.[1]

Inflorescence and fruit[edit]

Flowers are 4-petaled and spoon shaped. Seed pods are flat.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Philip A. Munz (2003). Dianne Lake; Phyllis M. Faber (eds.). Introduction to California Mountain Wildflowers. University of California Press. p. 99. ISBN 0520236351.