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Aphragmus eschscholtzianus

Aphragmus eschscholtzianus Andrz. ex DC.

Aleutian Cress, Aleutian-cress

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)



USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 2-1/2 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


Canada: BC , YT
Native Habitat: Limestone slopes, subalpine valleys, wet cliffs, ridges, fine gravel saturated by snowmelt.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aphragmus eschscholtzianus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aphragmus eschscholtzianus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aphragmus eschscholtzianus


Record Modified: 2020-10-27
Research By: CBR

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