Thelypodium wrightii A. Gray
Wright's thelypody, Wright thelypody
Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
USDA Symbol: THWR
Some wright thelypody individuals were 6 feet tall. It has many spreading branches with round clusters of white flowers at the end of the stems. If the flower heads were of different colors, the plant would look like a decorated Christmas tree. Long seedpods follow the blossoms. These, with the long, narrow leaves swaying in the breeze, give a delicate, lacy effect (248).
The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1952), Cuba and his native Connecticut.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1109 Collected 2007-09-13 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Thelypodium wrightii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Thelypodium wrightii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Thelypodium wrightii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff