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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Streptanthus tortuosus Kellogg
Mountain Jewelflower, Shieldplant
USDA Symbol: STTO3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, OR Native Distribution:
Southern Oregon south to southern California west of Sierra Nevada. Native Habitat:
Dry rocky slopes.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff