Caulanthus inflatus S. Watson
Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
Synonym(s): Streptanthus inflatus
USDA Symbol: CAIN15
A stout, swollen, hollow, yellow-green stem with few leaves, mostly near base, and many narrow flowers in a raceme.
This weird-looking plant resembles a candle or candelabrum. Wild Cabbage (C. crassicaulis) is similar, but its leaves lack backward-projecting lobes and its sepals and petals are purplish or brownish; it generally grows in sagebrush from western Nevada to southern Idaho, western Wyoming, and northwestern Colorado.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Native Distribution: Southern California and southwestern Nevada.
Native Habitat: Sandy or gravelly, dry, open slopes in brush or deserts.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Caulanthus inflatus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Caulanthus inflatus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Caulanthus inflatus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-05-18
Research By: TWC Staff