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Descurainia californica

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Kingdom  Plantae
Genus  Descurainia
Higher classification  Descurainia
Order  Brassicales
Scientific name  Descurainia californica
Rank  Species
Similar  Descurainia, Cabbage family, Descurainia incana, Descurainia millefolia, Descurainia pinnata

Descurainia californica is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common name Sierra tansymustard. This plant is native to western North America from California to Wyoming. It is a resident of varied habitats from mountain forest to sage scrub. This spindly mustardlike plant has a single thin stem which branches and may reach over half a meter in height. Its sparse leaves are divided into two to four pairs of dull green lobes each one to six centimeters long. The tiny bunched flowers at the tip of each stem are bright yellow. The fruit is a tiny podlike silique on a straight pedicel. Pedicels holding fruits stick out from the stem at intervals.

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Descurainia californica Wikipedia


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