Nerisyrenia camporum [Brassicaceae]

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Scientific Name Nerisyrenia camporum USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Bicolor Mustard, Mesa Greggia ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry, gravelly or sandy locations, often in rocky areas.
Plant: Small, sprawling, low-growing perennial with multiple stems 8 to 24 inches tall; stems and leaves moderately to densely pubescent or becoming smooth.
Leaves: Grayish green, obovate to oblanceolate in outline, margins lobed, dentate or wavy, or entire, petiolate, 3/4 to 2-3/8 inches long.
Inflorescence: Racemes up to 14 inches long congested with white and light lavender blossoms in flower and elongated in fruit; flowers 3/4 to 1-3/8 inches across on pedicels 3/8 to 3/4-inch long, with 4 spreading sepals and 4 petals.
Bloom Period: February to August.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Corell and Johnston and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

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