Piute Mountains Jewel-Flower
(Streptanthus cordatus ssp. piutensis )
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Description: Perennial herb 1.6 - 3.3 feet (5-10dm) tall, without hairs. Upper leaves are spear-shaped to oblong, with a tapered tip. Sepals are purple with short and hairy tips, 5/16 - 1/2 inch (8-13mm) long. Petals are purple, 3/8 - 1/2 inch (10-14mm) long. Fruit is straight, 1/4 - 3/8 inch (5-10cm) long, and 1/16 inch (<3mm wide).
Habitat: Open chaparral, piute-cypress stands. Elevation 3504 - 5552 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms May - July.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B