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Morrison's Jewel-Flower
(Streptanthus morrisonii ssp. morrisonii )
Brassicaceae

Morrison's Jewelflower; Photo Copyright 1998 John Game
Photo Copyright 1998 John Game

Description: Biennial herb 20 - 48 inches (5-12dm) tall. Basal leaves are 1 1/8 - 2 inches (3-5cm) long, oblanceolate, fleshy, and purple. Non-basal leaves are spear or 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. The calyx is urn-shaped. The fruit is narrow, 1 1/2 - 3 1/8 inches (4-8cm) long.  

Distribution:

Habitat: Serpentine barrens, chaparral, cypress/knobcone-pine woodlands. Elevation 384 - 1872 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms May - September.

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

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Last updated: 08-05-2010