Streptanthus tortuosus Kellogg
Shieldplant, Mountain Jewelflower
Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
USDA Symbol: STTO3
A branched plant with heart-shaped or round leaves and racemes of flask-shaped, pale yellow or cream to dark brownish-purple flowers.
Mountain Jewelflower is one of the most widespread and variable species in this western genus. Heartleaf Jewelflower (S. cordatus) is very similar but grows east of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , NV , OR
Native Distribution: Southern Oregon south to southern California west of Sierra Nevada.
Native Habitat: Dry rocky slopes.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Streptanthus tortuosus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Streptanthus tortuosus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Streptanthus tortuosus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-05-18
Research By: TWC Staff