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Nerisyrenia camporum (Bicolor fanmustard)
Brundage, Stephanie

Nerisyrenia camporum

Nerisyrenia camporum (A. Gray) Greene

Bicolor Fanmustard, Mesa Greggia

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Greggia camporum

USDA Symbol: NECA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A grayish, hairy plant with clumps of leafy branched stems and racemes of white or lavender flowers at branch ends.

This is the most common species of mustard with large white flowers in the region.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Distribution: Southwestern New Mexico, western Texas, and northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Gravelly or rocky soil derived from limestone and on limestone in deserts and arid grasslands.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-PM-7 Collected 2006-09-15 in Presidio County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 Nerisyrenia camporum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Nerisyrenia camporum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Nerisyrenia camporum


Record Modified: 2023-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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