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Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides (Wallflower phoenicaulis)
Reveal, James L.

Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides

Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides Nutt.

Wallflower Phoenicaulis

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides ssp. glabra, Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides ssp. lanuginosa, Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides var. glabra, Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides var. lanuginosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Several short, smooth, somewhat shiny, unbranched stems growing from grayish basal tufts of leaves and ending in dense racemes of pink or purplish flowers.

This is the only species in this genus. When the pods dry, the entire flowering stem breaks at the base and is tumbled away by the wind.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: CA , ID , NV , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Central Washington south to northern California, northern Nevada, and southern Idaho.
Native Habitat: Sagebrush and Ponderosa Pine woods.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-08-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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