Three Peaks Jewelflower
(Streptanthus morrisonii ssp. elatus )
Photo Copyright 1998 Dean Wm. Taylor
Description: Biennial herb 20-48 inches (5-12dm) tall. Basal leaves are oblanceolate, fleshy, purple-mottled above, and 1 1/8 - 2 inches (3-5cm) long. Leaves attached to stems are spear-shaped to pear-shaped. Flowers have yellowish sepals, 1/4 inch (5-7mm) long, and white to light yellow petals, 1/4 - 3/8 inches (6-10mm) long.
Habitat: Chaparral, sepentine barrens. Elevation 288 - 2608 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms June - September.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B