This plant has a smooth, erect stem which may be thin or quite stout. The stem produces long, pointed leaves at intervals, and toward the top of the stem produces flowers at similar intervals. The point of the stem is occupied by an inflorescence of one to several flowers.
Each flower is showy, with a magenta to purple hollow urn-shaped body and a mouth surrounded by contrasting white petals which curl outward. The fruit is a silique several centimeters long containing winged seeds.
- Jepson Manual Treatment of Caulanthus heterophyllus
- USDA Plants Profile for Caulanthus heterophyllus
- Caulanthus heterophyllus — U.C. Photo gallery
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