Noccaea montana

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Noccaea montana
Thlaspi montanum (5027040925).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Noccaea
Species: N. montana
Binomial name
Noccaea montana
(L.) F. K. Mey.
Range of Noccaea montana within the United States
  • Noccaea fendleri subsp. glauca (A.Nelson) Al-Shehbaz & M.Koch
  • Thlaspi montanum L.

Noccaea montana, the alpine pennycress,[1] is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. It is found in the Western United States. It has a basal rosette out of which grows "one or several short, unbranched stems that have small, arrow-shaped leaves and end in dense racemes of tiny white flowers."[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

In the United States, Noccaea montana is found almost completely to the west of a line joining Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.


  1. ^ "Noccaea fendleri subsp. glauca". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (2005). "Thlaspi montanum". Native Plant Information. Retrieved 11 February 2006. 

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