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Socrates Mine Jewelflower
(Streptanthus brachiatus ssp. brachiatus )
Brassicaceae

Socrates Mine Jewelflower; Photo Copyright Rick York and CNPS
Photo Copyright Rick York and CNPS

Description: Perennial herb 8-16 inches (2-4dm) tall. Basal leaves are oblanceolate, fleshy, 5/8 - 1 1/2 inches (1.5-4cm) long, and have a short, winged stem. Lower cauline (attached to stem) leaves are narrowly pear-shaped, with sharp-toothed edges. Upper cauline leaves are spear-shaped. The flowers have a light purple, urn-shaped calyx, without hairs, and sepals 1/4 - 3/8 inches (6-9mm) long. Petals are white to purple, 1/4 - 3/8 inches (7-9mm) long. Fruit are narrow, 2 - 2 3/4 inches (5-7cm) long.

Distribution:

Habitat: Closed-cone coniferous forest, chaparral/serpentinite.

Flowering Period: Blooms May - June.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Ukiah

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010