Leavenworthia stylosa

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Leavenworthia stylosa
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Leavenworthia stylosa flower

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Leavenworthia
Species: L. stylosa
Binomial name
Leavenworthia stylosa
A.Gray

Leavenworthia stylosa is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common names cedar gladecress or long-styled gladecress. It is found only in the Central Basin of Tennessee, where it grows in cedar glades, ditches, and low-lying fields.[2]

Leavenworthia stylosa typically blooms from March to May.[2][3] The flowers are about 1 inch wide and are white or yellow in color with a yellow center. The tips of the petals are notched. Yellow varieties are found more commonly north of Nashville, while white varieties are found more commonly south.[2]

Yellow variation

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leavenworthia stylosa". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  2. ^ a b c Carman, Jack B. (2001). Wildflowers of Tennessee. Highland Rim Press. p. 92. 
  3. ^ Horn, Dennis; Cathcart, Tavia, eds. (2005). Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Applalachians. Lone Pine. p. 119.