Descurainia paradisa

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Descurainia paradisa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Descurainia
D. paradisa
Binomial name
Descurainia paradisa
(A.Nelson & P.B.Kenn.) O.E.Schulz
  • Descurainia paradisa subsp. nevadensis Rollins
  • Descurainia paradisa var. nevadensis (Rollins) N.H. Holmgren
  • Descurainia pinnata subsp. paradisa (A. Nelson & P.B. Kenn.) Detling
  • Descurainia pinnata var. paradisa (A. Nelson & P.B. Kenn.) M. Peck
  • Sisymbrium paradisum (A. Nelson & P.B. Kenn.) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.
  • Sophia paradisa A. Nelson & P.B. Kenn.

Descurainia paradisa is a plant species native to eastern and northern California, southeastern Oregon, Box Elder County in northwestern Utah, and most of Nevada. It grows in shrub communities at elevations of 3,300–7,500 feet (1,000–2,300 m).[2][3]

Descurainia paradisa is an annual herb up to 14 inches (35 cm) tall. Stems are often purple, branching at the base and sometimes above ground. Leaves are up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long, pinnately lobed. Flowers are pale yellow, borne in a raceme. Fruits are egg-shaped, up to 0.20 inches (5 mm) long.[2][4][5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ Tropicos
  2. ^ a b Flora of North America v 7 p 526
  3. ^ BONAP (Biota of North America Project), floristic synthesis, Descurainia paradisa
  4. ^ Schulz, Otto Eugen. in Engler, Heinrich Gustav Adolf. 1924. Das Pflanzenreich IV. 105(Heft 86): 331
  5. ^ Nelson, Aven & Kennedy, Patrick Beveridge. 1906. New Plants from the Great Basin. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 19(31): 155-157.
  6. ^ photo of isotype of Descurainia paradisa at Missouri Botanical Garden
  7. ^ Hickman, J. C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California 1–1400. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  8. ^ Holmgren, N. H., P. K. Holmgren & A.J. Cronquist. 2005. Vascular plants of the intermountain west, U.S.A., subclass Dilleniidae. 2(B): 1–488. In A.J. Cronquist, A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal & P. K. Holmgren (eds.) Intermountain Flora. Hafner Pub. Co., New York.