Thysanocarpus curvipes

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Thysanocarpus curvipes
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plant in fruit

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Thysanocarpus
Species: T. curvipes
Binomial name
Thysanocarpus curvipes

Thysanocarpus curvipes is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common names sand fringepod[1] and lacepod. It is native to western North America from British Columbia through the western United States to Baja California, where it grows in many types of habitat. It is a common plant in much of its range. It is variable in appearance. It is an annual herb producing a branching or unbranched stem 10 to 80 centimeters tall. The leaves are mostly lance-shaped but variable. The lower ones are sometimes borne on petioles and the upper ones may clasp the stem at their bases. They may be smooth-edged, toothed, or lobed. The inflorescence is a raceme of flowers with four white or purple-tinged petals and purple sepals. The fruit is a flattened, rounded or oval disclike capsule with a thin wing around the edge. The fruit is under a centimeter long and the wing is variable in appearance, flat or wavy, sometimes perforated.


  1. ^ "Thysanocarpus curvipes". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 

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